ERIC Number: ED052110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Undergraduate Major Programs in American Geography.
Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.
This report is the result of an intensive analysis of five departments of geography in differing types of institutions: 1) Dartmouth College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution; 2) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a former teachers college; 3) San Fernando Valley State College, a large, rapidly growing institution with a large intake of junior college students; 4) Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), an institution with an emerging doctoral program; and, 5) University of Minnesota, a large university with an all-degree program. The bulk of the report consists of descriptions, by chairmen of the departments, of the undergraduate major programs: degree requirements, faculty, facilities, courses, objectives, teaching load, student recruitment, advising. These descriptions present an idea of the diversity of geography in the United States in the fall of 1967, and set forth guidelines and a variety of suggestions which will be useful to any professional geographer who is concerned with undergraduate program. An effort has been made to report on the present state of the art and to refrain from value judgments on innovation. Some of the salient differences and similarities between these departments are summarized in the introduction to the report and an appendix. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Degree Requirements, Departments, Educational Counseling, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Geography, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Social Sciences, Teaching Load, Undergraduate Study
Commission on College Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 (Paperback, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.