ERIC Number: ED301254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Oakland Community College Recommendation on General Education.
O'Mahoney, William J.
This report describes the process used by Oakland Community College (OCC) to define general education and to identify courses to fulfill general education requirements in accordance with that definition. Following an overview of the curriculum development process, three recommendations are presented. The first defines general education as experiences that "facilitate the development of a broadly educated person--one who is able to think clearly, communicate effectively, make relevant judgments, distinguish among values, and make appropriate applications of knowledge." The second recommendation identifies the courses that fulfill general education requirements in communications/English, fine arts/humanities, mathematics/science, and social science. The final recommendation restructures the degree requirements of the Associate in Applied Science and the Associate in General Studies to include written communication courses. Attachments provide several memoranda and reports reflecting the curriculum development process, a student petition to have the course "Man and the Environment" declared a graduation requirement, and a faculty proposal to require all students, prior to graduation, to complete an instructional component on "Physical Well-Being" as part of their general education course. (AJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Oakland Community Coll., Auburn Hills, MI. Auburn Hills Campus.