ERIC Number: ED216650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Liberal Learning and Professional Programs.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v4 n6 May-June 1982
Challenges faced by administrators and faculty members working to integrate liberal education into the professional curricula are considered in two essays, and exemplary programs at colleges and universities are described. In "Liberal Learning and the Business Students: What Are We Doing? What Should We Be Doing?" David A. Fedo presents the case for liberal education in the business school and urges administrators to integrate liberal arts into all facets of the professional curriculum. In "Liberal Learning and Engineering Education," David P. Billington and Robert Mark consider reasons for emphasizing liberal learning for technical students, the concept that interdisciplinary teaching can be improved, and the need to relate technical ideas to broad cultural realities. The following college programs are described: Business and the Humanities, the University of Kansas; Humanistic Approach to Pharmacy Education, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences; Sparking Student Interest in Humanities, Colorado School of Mines; Humanities Perspectives on the Professions, University of Florida; Ethics and Health Care Issues, George Washington University; and Qualifications in Liberal Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Additional programs that are briefly described include: Folklore and Language, Adelphi University, and Criminal Justice and the Humanities, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Relevant publications are also briefly described. (SW)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Programs, Cultural Context, Engineering Education, Ethics, Health Services, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Medical Services, Medical Students, Pharmaceutical Education, Professional Education, Technological Advancement, Undergraduate Students
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.