ERIC Number: ED081427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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General Education at Los Medanos College: A Curricular Model.
Carhart, John I.; Collins, Charles C.
Non-traditional courses recommended for the general education package at Los Medanos College are described. It is suggested that the core curriculum be six intra-disciplinary packages covering Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Language Arts, and Humanistic Studies. Each semester, students would be expected to take one or two of these general education approaches to interrelated knowledge and to the overriding societal issues. All students would have concurrent or prior enrollment in a generic course along with enrollment in one, or possibly several, discipline courses. The generic course would attempt to extract the common principles and basic concepts of its respective disciplines, and would attempt to interrelate the disciplines within each category of knowledge, as well as extract the implications each field has for the societal threats to survival, e.g., population, nuclear war, national sovereignty, ecology, alienation, etc. The generic course would carry one unit of credit. The discipline courses would be traditional in that they would cover the essential and specific knowledge of the various disciplines, and would be innovative in that they would be heavily oriented toward individual and societal implications. Further, each discipline course would devote one hour of three to that which would be both supplementary and individualized. The discipline course would carry three units of credit. The intent of the curricular model is to bring the world in all its complexities to the minds of the students and to help them educate themselves to cope with its threats and enjoy its pleasures. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.