ERIC Number: ED102860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Some Considerations on the Introduction of Culture Courses in a Literature Major Program.
The need for substantial courses in culture and civilization has become crucial in the teaching of foreign literatures. The attempt to explain culture by means of organized courses raises a series of questions which may be grouped under two general headings, the form of the course and the relationship between literature and culture. A course in culture should teach cultural patterns with a view to removing any prejudices or misconceptions on the part of the student. It is most often through reading that a student first encounters anthropological information. It must be remembered that the appreciation of the literary representation of culture is perhaps the most effective form of acculturation. (PMP)
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Language Programs, Culture, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Languages, Literature, Literature Programs
Not Available Separately; See FL 006 790
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see FL 006 790 and FL 006 690-716; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the PNCFL (25th, Spokane, Washington, 1974)