ERIC Number: ED266842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Introductory History Course: Alternative Directions.
Berry, David A., Ed.; Curry, Steve, Ed.
Developed as a result of a 1984 summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association, this booklet offers guidance on the construction of a new, model introductory history course which would introduce students to the nature of historical studies. Following prefatory comments on the summer institute, a general overview, "Alternatives for the Introductory History Course," by David A. Berry and Steve Curry, discusses trends in general education, provides a rationale for the development of an alternative to the traditional western civilization course, and explains the design and objectives of an introductory course focusing on six to eight well-defined historical "moments." The bulk of the booklet consists of syllabi for the following courses: (1) "Foundations of Civilization I," by Bruce Griffith; (2) "Han China," by David A. Berry; (3) "Twelfth Century England," by Sandra Loman; (4) "U. S. History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War," by Karen Olson; (5) "Modernization and the Changing Nature of Community in Colonial America," by William A. O'Brien; and (6) "Industrial Revolution: Great Britain and the 1840's," by Robert C. Braddock. The syllabi include such items as course philosophy, the "moments" or course units, grading, descriptions of course units, readings, assignments and course schedules. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Humanities Association.
Note: Document is printed in small type.