ERIC Number: ED246725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Arts in Liberal Education.
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v6 n6 May/Jun 1984
College programs in the arts are described, and an essay on the role of the arts in liberal education is presented. In the essay, "Windows and Doors," Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. suggests that imagination is the primary agent of the educational process and is basic to moral development and moral thought. He argues that the arts have an important role, beyond their aesthetic contribution, for both the individual and society. Three aspects of common opinion that lead to the undervaluation of the significance of the arts are considered. A description of the close relationship between music and liberal arts at Oberlin College is followed by information on Skidmore College's emphasis on the arts. Attention is also directed to: the theatre program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the role of music in education at Ithaca College, and distribution requirements and degree programs in the arts at Birmingham-Southern College. An additional 10 college programs are described including: a program for arts management at Adelphi University, a center for the performing arts at Boise State University, core courses in the fine arts at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and the College of Fine Arts at Drake University. An annotated bibliography of eight publications on the arts is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, College Programs, Fine Arts, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Music Education, Program Descriptions, Theater Arts
Association for American Colleges, 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.