ERIC Number: ED054747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The Academic and Post-Graduate Careers of the Master of Arts Graduates in General Humanities in a Liberal Arts College.
Stone, James H.
To identify major strengths and weaknesses in the Master of Arts Program in Humanities at San Francisco State College and assess what the program had contributed to the vocational future of its graduates, an evaluative study was made of forty-seven degree candidates. The study consisted of: (1) the history and curriculum of the M.A. humanities program; (2) personal and academic backgrounds of the M.A. graduates; (3) the character and quality of the graduate work; (4) post-graduate careers of the M.A. graduates: nonacademic vocations and doctoral study; (5) post-graduate careers of the M.A. graduates: teachers; (6) conclusions. The appendix contains a bibliography and review of recent articles on humanities, careers and interests. The study revealed that the M.A. graduates preferred an interdisciplinary curriculum over the traditional one-subject approach, and that the M.A. in humanities graduates met or exceeded normal standards for advanced education. The study did not provide comparative data on successful and disqualified candidates. It did, however, present twenty statistical tables comparing the undergraduate and graduate academic achievement of the forty-seven M.A. graduates on the basis of sex. (Author/BHC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA.