ERIC Number: ED227758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Core Curriculum at Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana.
Nichols, John P.
The core curriculum at Saint Joseph's College is described, along with the revision of the general education program during 1966-1969. The core program, which is integrative in structure, was adopted because it provided a means to achieve the goals of the institution, a Catholic liberal arts college. The change to the core curriculum required radical changes in schedules, departmental offerings, and course assignments. The 45-credit, interdisciplinary, semester programs extend through the four undergraduate years. The courses are as follows: The Contemporary World, The Roots of Western Civilization, the Christian Impact on Western Civilization, the Modern World, Man in the Universe, Non-Western Studies, Toward a Christian Humanism, and Christianity & the Human Situation. In addition to including history, science, and cross-cultural studies, the curriculum is designed to develop cognitive and communication skills, student awareness of the world, integrative abilities, values, and specific Christian values. Attention is also directed to faculty and curriculum development, and assessment of program quality. A list of course lectures and readings is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, College Role, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, General Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Non Western Civilization, Undergraduate Study, Values, Western Civilization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Joseph's Coll., Rensselaer, IN.