ERIC Number: ED345774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
General Education: A Curriculum Cornerstone.
Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.
Prepared by the General Education (GE) Review Steering Committee of Massachusetts' Bunker Hill Community College in 1991, this guide presents the Committee's GE curiculum Cornerstone model. Following a short preface which discusses the goals and activities of the Steering Committee, chapter 1 presents a rationale for the model and describes its structure, providing diagrams of the Cornerstone model for the associate in arts and the associate in science degree. This chapter also presents the two-part GE curriculum model: (1) a common core of the following four required courses (12 credits)--"College Writing I: The Art of Self-Expression,""Modern Civilization;""College Writing II: The Skill of Critical Thinking;" and "The Individual: Essence of Being"; and (2) three courses (9 credits) in three prescribed GE categories (i.e., the sciences, mathematics, and the humanities), representing a number of disciplines. One of the courses must be a "Capstone," an interdisciplinary thematic-based course designed to integrate the skills acquired in other GE courses. Chapter 1 concludes with diagrams of the GE curriculum model, curriculum development interdisciplinary planning, and semester scheduling. In chapter 2, an assessment is provided of every Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree program offered at the College, including recommendations for course changes or substitutions to bring the program into line with the Cornerstone model. Appendixes include a GE goals grid, a short questionnaire used to implement the model, and a GE review organizational chart. (JSP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.