ERIC Number: ED245769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Teacher's Guide: Part I.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
This teacher's guide was developed for the first of four courses in Valencia Community College's Interdisciplinary Studies Program, a 2-year core general education curriculum which chronologically examines the major developments in the evolution of human knowledge. The guide provides an introductory overview of the semester's topic (i.e., the evolution of abstract thinking and critical inquiry during the Classical Greek period); introduces each unit; discusses each topic within each unit, including information on methodology and main points to be stressed; and provides student papers showing the work in each unit. The units of the course are: (1) Developing Reading, Reasoning, Speaking, and Writing Skills, covering topics such as identifying, defining, and applying concepts; (2) Logic, focusing on the forms and functions of logic and using logic in reading, reasoning, speaking, and writing; (3) the Golden Age of Athens, exploring the architecture, sculpture, philosophy, politics, and literature of the period; (4) the Decline of Athens, looking at the loss of idealism as reflected in architecture, sculpture, philosophy, politics and literature; (5) Greek Philosophy, drawing together the works of a variety of Greek thinkers and underscoring the theme of Greek rationalism; (6) the Mythic Dimension, contrasting the philosophical approach to life with the mythic approach to life; and (7) Greek Science, sampling works of the earliest Greek scientists through those of the late Hellenistic period. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 390-394.