ERIC Number: ED351279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Area and Ethnic Studies Program Review in the State University System of Florida.
Riley, G. Michael
This report presents an evaluation of area studies and ethnic studies programs offered at institutions in the State University System (SUS) of Florida. The programs covered include domestically and internationally oriented interdisciplinary programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The internationally oriented programs are Latin American and Caribbean studies (five campuses), African studies (two campuses), Asian studies (three campuses), Soviet (Russian) and East European studies (three campuses), Jewish (Judaic) studies (two campuses), Greek studies (one campus), Canadian studies (one campus), and West European studies (one campus). The domestically oriented programs are American studies (three campuses), African-American studies (three campuses), and Florida studies (one campus). Seven of the nine SUS campuses feature one or more of these programs; the campuses are: The University of Florida, The Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, University of Central Florida, and Florida International University. The report provides a summary of evaluatory findings and recommendations for the elimination, sustainment, or qualitative advancement of each program. Overall, it was found that a number of the area and ethnic programs within the State University System should be eliminated and that SUS's commitment to internationalizing its curriculum is not being realized. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.