ERIC Number: ED051714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-25
Recommendations on the Foreign Language Requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Rothberg, Irving P.; And Others
Asserting that the importance of language arts in the contemporary world is a liberating and humanistic educational experience, a plea is made for establishing a fresh approach to the foreign language requirement in two semesters or less by providing the student with a series of options, by maintaining the universal requirement administered by the college itself, and by having the individual departments formulate more stringent recommendations for their own students. Corollary recommendations covered in the report include: (1) increasing the entrance requirement from two to three years providing there is substantial improvement in the quality of secondary school instruction, (2) expanding the counseling services to explain to the freshmen the full nature and rationale of the requirement, and (3) combining the rhetoric and the foreign language requirements, calling it the Language Arts Requirement. (DS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Admission, College Faculty, College Language Programs, Colleges, Core Curriculum, Cultural Education, Degree Requirements, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Arts, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
Note: Report of the Committee on Foreign Language Instruction, College of Arts and Sciences