ERIC Number: ED166749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development and Student Needs.
Dieker, Richard J.
The communication department at Western Michigan University has organized its program around a humanistic philosophy of education that places first priority on concerns related to student growth. The department views communication as those processes by which individuals, groups, organizations, and societies develop and function. The understanding and application of these processes is the central concern of the curriculum. Courses that will help students function effectively in whatever jobs they may choose and courses that help in their personal lives are offered. Many interdepartmental relationships have been developed for a variety of programs, including programs in education, health studies, and management. Students are helped to work successfully with a wide range of people and to develop the power to communicate effectively and ethically in personal and professional relationships. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)