ERIC Number: ED159999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
An Interinstitutional Effort to Establish a Competency Based Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Sangamon State University and Illinois Central College.
Illinois Central Coll. East Peoria.
A project to create a competency-based B.A. degree in history or a competence-certification program was undertaken jointly by Sangamon State University and Illinois Central College. The project involved defining competence in history, specifying evaluation procedures, and restructuring the history curriculum. Competencies and assessment techniques for history and the liberal arts were developed, and a history competency option and a generic, liberal arts or electives minor option were proposed. The development of three courses in the roots of contemporary history, a critical thinking/reading course, and a critical thinking/writing course is described. The history of the project and an overview of project activities are presented. Project support activities included an advising colloquium, a learning center, and an independent evaluation of the project, which is included. Visits and contacts with other institutions and a literature search were undertaken to gather background information. Appendices include a listing of competencies, a strategy for promoting system change, an example of in-course competency development, course assignments, a book list, and a course post-test. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Curriculum, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, History, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Liberal Arts, Program Development, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Central Coll. East Peoria.