ERIC Number: ED245772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Teacher's Guide: Part IV.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
This teacher's guide was developed for the last 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 content (i.e., the careful study of four books and the writing of a critical, literary research paper); 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 cover: (1) "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," by Robert Persig; (2) Writing a Critical, Literary Research Paper, during which class time is devoted to selecting a workable topic, finding information in the library, organizing information, and creating a final paper; (3) study of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" in both print and film; (4) study of "The Tao of Physics," by Fritjof Capra, which introduces a discussion of developments in modern physics and their influence on new patterns of thinking in the Western world; and an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism through religious texts; and (5) study of "Dune," by Frank Herbert. (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 840 390-393.