ERIC Number: ED254258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Social Science: Course Proposal.
Cook, Charles Gene
A proposal is presented for a Community College of Philadelphia course surveying basic social science skills and information, including scientific method, map usage, evolution, native peoples, social groups, and U.S. Government. Following a standard cover form, a statement of purpose for the course indicates that it is designed to provide nontraditional students with a base of common knowledge that will enhance their chances for success in traditional social science courses. Next, course goals and a course outline are presented. Finally, course level objectives and related intermediate performance objectives are presented. The six course level objectives indicate that the student will: (1) analyze science as a field of study, differentiating between scientific and nonscientific statements or problems, stating differences of scope and method between natural and social sciences, and identifying at least five types of social science readings; (2) name and identify continents, bodies of water, and mountain ranges; (3) analyze the universe in terms of its origins; geologic eras, periods, and epochs; origins of life; animal taxonomy; and evolutionary theory; (4) analyze the concept of culture as an explanatory device for human behavior; (5) analyze human social groups; and (6) describe institutions and procedures set forth in the U.S. Constitution. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.