ERIC Number: ED230131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for the Undergraduate Core Curriculum.
Houston Univ., TX.
The undergraduate core curriculum at the University of Houston is discussed. Attention is directed to procedures for submitting course proposals; guidelines for basic skills courses; placement examinations; criteria for the knowledge base level of the core curriculum; criteria for core courses in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and cultural heritage; criteria for state-mandated courses; and criteria for knowledge integration courses. Courses required for the the basic skills level of the core curriculum (English/writing and mathematics/reasoning) are identified. Basic objectives for the knowledge base level of the core curriculum (natural science, social science, and cultural heritage) are indicated, along with specific objectives for each study area. The knowledge integration part of the curriculum is described as a means to provide juniors and seniors with experience in analyzing, criticizing, and relating ideas from more than one discipline. It is noted that the knowledge integration requirement may be satisfied by one of the following options: completing pairs of courses designed by two or more departments and/or colleges, taking knowledge integration courses, or completing a minor program in a department other than the major. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.