ERIC Number: ED119776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-9
Reference Count: N/A
A New Interdepartmental Course: Science and Society.
This report describes the development and proposed content of a new interdisciplinary course called "Science and Society," which will be offered at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for the first time in fall 1976. This course will deal with the role which science and technology have played in the events which have shaped the past, and what the application of science and technology can do to provide alternative futures. It will offer credit in either science (with laboratory experience) or humanities (without). Its objectives are to make the student more scientifically literate, to have the student learn about the role of science as a cultural influence, and to have him/her observe the trends of our post-industrial society and extrapolate its future. The report describes the procedures used to develop this course. It also includes a literature review and an extensive bibliography. A questionnaire distributed to the science and humanities faculty at CPCC to obtain their feelings about the need for such a course, what its objectives should be, and for whom its should be designed is appended. Also appended are a recommended reference list for the course, a flow chart of the procedures to be followed in initiating a new course at CPCC, a tentative course outline, and a sample course evaluation form. (DC)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature Reviews, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC.