ERIC Number: ED248797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Kobryn, Nancy M.
Universal Studies, a study program designed to help students develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, is described. Development of the personality and character of the individual is emphasized, as are innovation, creativity, individualized instruction, independent learning, and realizing human potential. These goals are characterized as learning, living, and loving. To help locate qualified teachers, examples are provided of letters to faculty members and to the college or university chancellor or president. Sample letters to introduce students to the program are also included. Suggested courses include communication, music, art, philosophy, theology, computers, careers, and creative problem solving. The core curriculum, which consists of 10 courses, provides a foundation to integrate the arts and sciences. The first year enables the individual to know him- or herself. Students who have completed the core courses can freely choose from 14 electives in their second year of study. In the third year, an internship experience is recommended, while the fourth year is designed to help the student create a career. Additional topics addressed in the overview include the learning environment and instruction, and program planning, organization, and administration. (SW)
Descriptors: College Programs, Core Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Intellectual Development, Life Satisfaction, Personality Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Self Actualization, Student Development, Values Clarification
University for Youth Press, 120 Lynch Avenue, Utica, NY 13502 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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