ERIC Number: ED110119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Humanities in Two-Year Colleges: Reviewing Curriculum and Instruction.
Cohen, Arthur M., Ed.
This monograph reviews recent literature pertaining to two-year college humanities curricula and instruction. Separate sections consider foreign languages, literature, philosophy, religion and ethics, the appreciation and history of the fine arts, history, political science, cultural anthropology, area and ethnic studies, and interdisciplinary humanities. The major influences on humanities education in two-year colleges have been the transfer institutions' fluctuating requirements and the students' desire for pragmatic programs. The humanities are not widely emphasized in two-year colleges; their role as perpetuators of liberal arts holds a priority status far below career and adult education. To maintain enrollments, the colleges have taken steps toward the pragmatic with conversational foreign languages and interdisciplinary approaches. As it is recognized that the majority of students are not transfer students, instruction is shifting away from attempts to parallel university courses and teaching methods. The influence of the student on humanities curricula was reviewed in an earlier monograph in this series (JC 750 400). (MJK)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Area Studies, Art Education, College Curriculum, Ethnic Studies, History Instruction, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Enrollment, Literature, Literature Reviews, Modern Language Curriculum, Music Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.