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ERIC Number: ED144629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 16
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The History Curriculum in Community Colleges.
Friedlander, Jack
Focusing on the decline of history curriculum in the community college, the author compared the types of history courses offered and their frequency (class sections), the relationship of offerings to all other humanities studies, and the strength of areas within history. A subsample of 182 institutions was drawn from a 15% national sample of all two-year colleges. Class schedules were examined for spring 1975 and spring 1977. It was found that history comprised 20% of all humanities courses and 23% of all class sections in both years. Of these, U.S. history and western civilization courses totaled 64%, and 83% of class sections. There was a 4% decline in "other world region" courses, and a 2% increase in social and special groups offerings. Seventy percent of the colleges offered only U.S. and western/world civilization courses. The study concludes that history curriculum is primarily influenced by the articulation policies of senior institutions, and that little effort is being made to serve any but transfer students. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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