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ERIC Number: ED214621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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One-Credit Humanities Workshops for Vocational Students.
Heberlein, Larry Allen
Vocational students require their own humanities courses not because they differ from liberal arts students in their abilities, values or aspirations, but because their programs are more structured and allow less time for electives. In order to serve vocational students, humanities courses should fit the tight time and credit constraints of vocational programs and be topically oriented to appeal to vocational students' career-related interests. Such a program has been developed at Edmonds Community College, where one-day, one-credit workshops are offered on topics such as "Dignity and Work,""Technology and Change," and "Economy and Society" under an umbrella course entitled "Exploring the Humanities." These workshops are interdisciplinary and team-taught by five or six instructors and typically serve about 100 students. Their presentations use different media, presenters, and locations, and incorporate student involvement and activity. Based on this program, a checklist has been devised for the development and delivery of such courses, which may facilitate their replication by other institutions. The checklist covers areas including planning and promotion, student and instructor recruitment, materials development, securing of administrative support and student services, workshop delivery, evaluation, and follow-up activities. The checklist is included. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A