ERIC Number: ED123978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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The Core Curriculum at Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana.
Saint Joseph's Coll., Rensselaer, IN.
The Core Program replaces a 54-credit, distributive approach to general education with a 45-credit, integrative and interdisciplinary set of semester programs very evenly spread out over the four years of college education. In place of a required number of courses from several separate departments, Core involves a 6-credit interdisciplinary course in all but the last of the eight semesters usually taken by the student. The move to Core demanded radical changes in schedules, in departmental offerings, in course assignments, and in many other long-held policies and ideas. The institutional commitment to Core expressed the judgment of the entire Saint Joseph's College community that general education is at least as important as the student's major. The structural reminder of this commitment is the central role which the Core Program fills in the College's course offerings throughout all four years of the normal bachelor's program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Saint Joseph's Coll., Rensselaer, IN.