ERIC Number: ED353005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Humanities Instruction in Vocational Programs. ERIC Fact Sheet, No. 4.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Traditionally, humanities instruction at two-year colleges has been identified with transfer education. Since enrollments are decreasing in humanities classes, the future viability of the humanities curriculum will depend on providing humanities instruction to vocational students. This fact sheet discusses some obstacles to changing the humanities curriculum and describes four methods which have been used to make the necessary curricular changes: (1) interdisciplinary courses which provide instruction in two or more subject areas; (2) specialized courses for targeted populations, such as "Literature for Technicians"; (3) modules or short instructional segments that can be inserted into occupational programs; and (4) sharing resource materials and personnel. In addition, seven interdisciplinary courses or modules which have been offered by two-year colleges are briefly described, with contact people listed for each program. A 13-item bibliography is included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.