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ERIC Number: ED140893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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A Contemporary Course in the Humanities for Community College Students. [Optional Sequences]
Dehnert, Edmund; And Others
This document contains three courses of study in the humanities which are interdisciplinary in nature and which are ideally intended for students who have completed a core course in the humanities (see JC 770 336) and who, as a result, have an acquaintance with the elements of the arts and some skill in esthetic analysis. "The American Dream" explores the idea of America as the land of promise through literature, music, philosophy, art, and film. "Of Men and Women" examines some of the philosophical values influencing male-female relationships during the last hundred years through dramatic, artistic, and musical theatrical works. "The Humanities: Preparation for the Future" investigates the effects that science and technology have had on the quality of life and seeks to determine if modern science, technology, and futurism can be reconciled with the traditional outlook of the humanist. The courses are designed to be usable in part or as a whole with stress placed on flexibility of use and approach. While objectives, student assignments, classroom activities, teaching strategies, study questions, and instructional media are included for each course, the curricula are meant to be suggestive rather than session-by-session syllabi. (Author/JDS)
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 770 336