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ERIC Number: ED147233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-8
Reference Count: 0
A Thematic Approach to the Undergraduate Sociology and Anthropology Curriculum.
Schwartzbaum, Allan; And Others
The authors propose a new undergraduate social science curriculum which will enable sociology and anthropology majors to obtain an educational background adaptable to the changing job market. The program, which combines career education and the liberal arts, is organized by different themes which serve as the focus for learning and research within sociology and anthropology. Specific courses are grouped together to form a pattern. Each pattern contains a core of courses within the department and a set of complementary courses outside of sociology and anthropology. Because of its multidisciplinary, problem-solving orientation, the program broadens the availability of career opportunities while sharpening students' intellectual skills. Suggested themes include law and society, social relations in business and industry, and planned change and community development. Themes should be selected on the basis of availability of relevant courses, clear connection between a theme and existing career opportunities, and availability of departmental faculty members to serve as advisors. Implementation of the program should include training sessions for advisors, coordination with the university career placement office, and internships in work settings. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Chicago, Illinois, September 5-9, 1977)