ERIC Number: ED223265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Evolution of Contemporary Values: Interdisciplinary Studies 110. Readings, Study Questions and Slide Lists.
Richardson, Allan, Comp.; And Others
The course syllabus is provided for Whatcom Community College's 10-week interdisciplinary course, "The Evolution of Contemporary Values." Materials presented for the first week of instruction include the course outline; the course objective (i.e., to examine the nature and origins of a number of value systems in the contemporary United States via the disciplines of anthropology, art, literature, and psychology); course requirements and grading policies; and topics and instructions for the mid-term project. For the remaining weeks of the term, the syllabus indicates the readings to be completed and films and slide presentations to be viewed, and provides study questions relating the assignments to the major themes of the course. These themes are: (1) cultural influences on personality, life styles, and values; (2) the cultural role of myth and religion--non-western values through art; (3) the role of myth and religion in western and non-western value systems; (4) the family and sex roles; (5) views of sex roles, the family, the body, health, and disease; (6) views of aging, dying, and death from different cultural standpoints; (7) conflicts and differences between the values and institutions of various North American cultural groups; and (8) attitudes toward tradition and change. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whatcom Community Coll., Bellingham, WA.