ERIC Number: ED221863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Core Program Resuscitation for Liberal Arts.
Knop, Anne; Seltzer, Madeline
A course entitled "In Another Country: Perspectives on Human Values" is being initiated in Manor Junior College (Pennsylvania) in an attempt to revitalize liberal arts offerings while making them relevant to career oriented students. Satisfying composition and philosophy requirements, this experimental six credit course will be offered to allied health care and business students to help them utilize writing, philosophical inquiry, and literature to explore the processes human beings must undergo to make responsible choices. The first unit of the course, "Efficiency," reflects the values of the students who are going to take it. The second unit, "Alienation and Invisibility." examines the implication of a value system that stresses efficiency through the study of literature and philosophy. The next unit, "Death: Loss, Limit, and Vulnerability," explores the way in which alienated individuals try to cope with death. The final unit, "Hope and Choosing," stresses the vast range of choices that exist on the continuum between freedom and determinism. (Detailed lesson plans and model exercises are included.) (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).