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ERIC Number: ED024373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 6
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A Study of the Students Enrolled in Philosophy During 1963-64.
Schmidt, Roger
This follow-up study of the 1963-64 philosophy students at San Bernardino Valley College (California) sought to answer these questions: (1) What kind of student enrolls in philosophy? (2) Is he usually capable of transfer? (3) If he transfers, will he take additional philosophy courses? (4) Is he likely to finish his bachelor's degree? and (5) Why do some of his peers fail to transfer? The data, though incomplete on some points, showed that: (1) He is a capable student who benefits in adaptability from the combination of the specialized program and the qualitative dimensions of the humanities. (2) Of the 231 philosophy enrollees studied, 181 passed the course; of the latter, 139 subsequently transferred to senior colleges. (3) Nearly a fourth of the transfers continued with a philosophy course. (4) At least 92 received their bachelor's degree. (Others were still working toward it or were only then in process of transfer.) (5) The decision of equally capable students not to transfer generally had a sound basis (matrimony, military service, or the like). The author suggests similar studies in subsequent years, extended to include follow-up through graduate school. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: California