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ERIC Number: ED140892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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A Contemporary Course in the Humanities for Community College Students. [Core Curriculum]
Zigerell, James J.; And Others
This document contains a core curriculum for a contemporary course in the humanities, designed to make humanistic studies meaningful and enjoyable to community college students representative of all levels of ability and motivation and of all ages. The course attempts to sharpen the student's awareness of himself as an individual among other individuals in one of many cultural traditions through units examining the definition of selfhood, direct experience of the fine arts, and consideration of the function and value of art, the idea of history, and of how artistic expression effects society and defines the individual's stance toward it in a given period of history. The syllabi in this document are designed primarily for the teacher and have a two-fold purpose: to provide the teacher with a model of a student-oriented interdisciplinary approach to the humanities that is usable in whole or in part; and to suggest classroom activities, instructional strategies, student assignments and experiences, and audiovisual aids that will enrich and enliven a course of study. Each of the 14 self-contained units is preceded by a brief overview of scope and content, and contains objectives, suggested assignments, an outline of contents, study questions, some discourse on the theme of the unit, and annotated suggestions for additional readings. (JDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Modules, Music, Nontraditional Students, Teaching Guides, Two Year Colleges, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.; Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.; Chicago City Colleges, IL.
Note: For a related document see JC 770 337