ERIC Number: ED192687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language and International Studies. Forum for Liberal Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, October 1980.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
The principal essay, by James E. Harf, describes the state of the art and prescriptions for the future in undergraduate international studies. It points out that undergraduates at some prestigious research-oriented universities and at small, prestigious liberal arts colleges have exposure to international education, but that at the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions there is little or no exposure to non-American experience. Implications the steady state in higher education are analyzed. Some notable programs at American colleges are highlighted with brief descriptions; expanding international programs at Linfield College (Oregon); a language immersion program in French and Spanish at George Williams College (Illinois); three programs to promote international understanding at Florida International University; the department of modern languages and linguistics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a program to promote a "global perspective" in the overall curriculum at Johnson County Community College (Kansas); a cross-cultural explorations course at Iowa State University; the world studies program at Eisenhower College (New York); African cultural elements in language learning at the Hampton Institute (Virginia); and the foreign are studies program at Pacific Lutheran University (Washington). Additional programs are briefly outlined, and a list of resources is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Foreign Culture, French, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, International Education, Program Descriptions, Second Language Programs, Spanish
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.