ERIC Number: ED028779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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A Survey of the Zoological Course Offerings in the Two-Year Junior Colleges of the North Central Association Compared to the Courses Recommended by a Panel of Judges, with Implications as to Future Trends.
Loftin, Lloyd Hughes
This study attempted to discover how well practitioners and specialists feel the community college is providing life-science education for all of its constituency. It compared opinions of 218 administrators and instructors of public and private junior and senior colleges concerning what they thought should be taught. The information was taken from bulletins, catalogs, and announcements of offerings from the 83 community junior colleges of the North Central Association. Findings and conclusions included: (1) one year of life science should be required for the Associate of Arts degree, (2) a 1-year integrated principles of general biology course was considered more appropriate for beginning students than general botany or general zoology for one semester each, (3) two hours of laboratory for 1-hour credit was considered appropriate, (4) the life-science requirement should vary according to the individual student's curriculum, (5) eight semester hours was the minimum recommended in the 2-year college, (6) prerequisites were viewed as suggestions to qualified students, but as barriers to ill-prepared ones, (7) the 4-year and private colleges were not inclined to use an integrated course in general biology for both major and non-major. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Graduate School.