ERIC Number: ED231417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the Humanities and Business Education in Community Colleges.
Monnin, Lloyd N.
This three-part address comments upon the place of the humanities in the community college curriculum, summarizes the content of a summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), and considers the integration of the humanities and business education in community colleges. In the first section, comments by CCHA's president, Donald Schmeltekopf, serve as a starting point for a discussion of the importance of the humanities in preserving the place of community colleges in the nation's system of higher education, a call for a renewed emphasis on the true service of learning, and a commentary on the need to move to a broader concept of the humanities. In the second section, the atmosphere, content, and outcomes of the 4-week CCHA summer institute are described, and the four themes of the institute (i.e., framing the issues; business ethics and the curriculum; business, society, and the curriculum; and humanizing teaching-- putting theory into practice) are briefly reviewed. The final section addresses the need for the integration of humanities and business education, focusing on definitions of the two concepts, the importance of distilling the humanities down to their essence in order to make them more palatable and more easily incorporated within available time, and rationales for an integrated approach that stresses values flowing from the reciprocal study of humanities and business and benefits accruing to students and ultimately to business and society. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Community College Humanities Association (Champaign, IL, October 10, 1981).