ERIC Number: ED252874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-27
A Freshman Honors Seminar: Dialogue between the Humanities and Science/Technology.
Weaver, Laura H.
Acknowledging that in this age of technology students need to learn how to integrate the values of both the humanities and science/technology, this paper describes a special nonclassroom, noncredit program to that end for college freshman honors students at the University of Evansville (Indiana). Following an introduction, the paper discusses the characteristics of the groups sponsoring the seminar, the university's academy of arts and sciences, and the college of arts and sciences. It then outlines the criteria for student participation, which stress both academic achievement and the ability to write a lucid essay articulating the student's understanding of a liberal arts education. Next, the paper describes the activities that take place in the meetings, ranging from the religious and philosophical through the vicarious experience of other civilizations and cultures to the practical ethical/technological issues. The paper concludes with a discussion of the program's benefits, including its informality and its multidisciplinary and multigenerational nature, and the priority it gives to writing and research--by both students and faculty members. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English (13th, Laramie, WY, June 25-29, 1984).