ERIC Number: ED029157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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A Survey of Foreign Language Staff toward the Language Requirement.
Hagiwara, Michio P.
The Foreign Language Courier, n42 p22-57 June 1969
In the 1968-69 controversy over the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts of the University of Michigan, the College faculty chose a compromise solution to the policy in practice since 1954 of a required 4-semester study of a foreign language with placement testing. Policy alternatives and modifications resulting from at least eight different proposals included--(1) automatic exemption from the 2-year requirement for entering students who had completed four years of language in high school, (2) an alternate "reading track" for students not wanting other language skills, (3) a student option to a pass-fail grading system, and (4) liberalization of administrative policy. (KM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, College Administration, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Language Programs, Degree Requirements, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Language Enrollment, Language Tests, Liberal Arts, Program Proposals, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Placement, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Foreign Languages.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Michigan (Ann Arbor)