ERIC Number: ED152349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
NEH Western Humanities Conference Workshop (Asilomar, California, August 2-5, 1977).
Descriptions of nine humanities programs supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities at two- and four-year colleges are presented in this document. These include a 15-hour team taught interdisciplinary program for technology students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Georgia); the Bay Area Writing Project, aimed at strengthening the skills of composition teachers at all school levels, sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley; the Southwestern Studies Program at Colorado College; the Colloquia Program at Dominican College of San Rafael; Middlebury College's "New B.A. in Foreign Languages", a joint major in which courses in the social sciences and humanities are conducted in a foreign language; Monterey Peninsula College's Gentrain, a sixteen-unit modular program for general education; the Archaeology as an Avocation program at Norwalk Community College; and the restructuring of the humanities curriculum around thematic clusters at Gustavus Adolphus College. A concluding paper by Francis L. Broderick defines the humanities, reviews the strengths and weaknesses of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and nondisciplinary approaches, and points out three recurring issues: faculty development, reemphasis on foreign languages, and the need for renewed attention to the quality of writing. (TR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A