ERIC Number: ED246982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Revitalizing the Liberal Arts in St. Louis. CSCC Bulletin, Issue 11, 1984.
Curtis, Stephen M.
This bulletin highlights the efforts of the St. Louis Community College District to revitalize the liberal arts on its campuses. First, the structures and activities that were used to develop a liberal arts curriculum are described, including: (1) the formation of districtwide and campus Liberal Arts Committees; (2) the development of project objectives (i.e., to promote student understanding of the relevance of the liberal arts and the connections among disciplines; to establish a sense of identity for liberal arts transfer students; and to help faculty from different campuses share experiences, expertise, and views); (3) the identification by faculty of the skills and abilities to be emphasized in liberal arts education; and (4) the publication of a districtwide "Liberal Arts Calendar" of events. After stating the goals of the proposed liberal arts curriculum in terms of desired student abilities and skills, the bulletin identifies the components of the curriculum, which include courses in American history, political science, communications, computer literacy, a foreign language, mathematics, science, and physical education; a liberal arts seminar; and area and general electives. Finally, project efforts in the areas of interdisciplinary studies are examined and other district Liberal Arts Committee activities are described, including a liberal arts workshop, fantasy festival, computer workshop, and a performance piece. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.