ERIC Number: ED219098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the General Education Model of Los Medanos College.
Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.
At Los Medanos College (LMC), a project was undertaken in 1978 to develop an inter- and intradisciplinary general education program that would: (1) develop among students an awareness of major social issues of the late 20th Century; (2) help them analyze social problems and inquire into the options for resolving them; (3) broaden their world view and encourage intellectual autonomy; and (4) bring a more humanistic emphasis to the general education program. The resulting model consists of three tiers. Its base consists of six required intradisciplinary courses in the fields of social science, behavioral science, physical science, biological science, language arts, and humanistic studies. Serving as capstones to these courses are two tiers of interdisciplinary courses: one deals in breadth with four or five social issues, such as energy and its implications, the limits of growth, and equality and justice; the other involves an in-depth study of one societal issue, such as racial justice or crime and violence. This descriptive report reviews the extensive planning, discussion seminars, and evaluation efforts that have been involved in the development of the model. The bulk of the report consists of appendices which include an outline of the general education model, a detailed review of the goals of the curriculum, a schedule of activities, program evaluation forms, course outlines, and program funding information. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.