ERIC Number: ED227779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
General Education at Albertus Magnus College.
An alternative general education program for freshmen at Albertus Magnus College is described. The program, an interdisciplinary student-centered introduction to general education, is composed of two parts that the student takes concurrently: (1) a year-long seminar in thought and expression, and (2) a sequence of four (usually 7-week) courses in particular disciplines. Both parts concern the relation of the individual to the community, specifically the city. At the core of the program is the belief that general education leads to interaction with others in a way that is both critical and creative. The program is structured around four modes of inquiry: observing and describing, making or breaking patterns, making judgments, and stating and solving problems. Students select courses from different disciplines for the first three modes, and participate in a problem-solving seminar for the fourth mode. The program was built through voluntary partnerships between faculty members from different departments who were interested in a common topic. Faculty were provided released time to become students in the partner's course and to jointly prepare syllabi and instructional approaches. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albertus Magnus Coll., New Haven, CT.