ERIC Number: ED065070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Proposal for the Establishment of an Undergraduate Minor in Humanities at Rhode Island College.
Rhode Island Coll., Providence.
In order to permit a wider degree of flexibility and choice in the curriculum, to enable students to engage in interdepartmental training, to encourage reading and discussion of primary texts that have thematic and personal relevance to students, and to encourage broad, generalized inquiry at a time when specialization is dominant, this proposal for the establishment of a minor in the humanities at Rhode Island College is offered. The courses offered within the minor should all be exclusively reading and discussions seminars with no term papers, lectures, or examinations. Grading should be on a pass-fail basis with evaluation based on classroom participation and attendance. Faculty for the program should be chosen from a pool of faculty dedicated to the ideals of the program in the departments of English, history, sociology, art, science, and philosophy. It is hoped that this new offering will solve the need for relevance as has been expressed by the students at the college. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.