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ERIC Number: ED169825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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History of Ideas at Baker University. Position Paper II. Purpose and Content.
English, John C.
The goals and content of an interdisciplinary course on the history of ideas, which is required at Baker University as part of its general education program, are described in this position paper. The course aims to help students appreciate the complex character of historical reality and to help them clarify their values and make responsible moral judgments. In order to meet those objectives, alternative ways in which Westerners have understood the ideas of life, peace, and freedom are examined. These ideas concerning values are studied in the context of great cities that have been important centers of Western civilization. The content of the course and procedural matters are discussed. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A