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ERIC Number: ED407010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Pages: 8
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The Evolution of General Education Requirements at Prince George's Community College.
Barshay, Robert; Cant, Catherine
In August 1981, a task force was created at Maryland's Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to analyze the college's General Education (GE) requirements in terms of their appropriateness as a major component of Associate Degree (AD) programs. Rather than increase the number of GE requirements, the task force sought to identify the skills, knowledge, and values addressed by each. Academic divisions were then asked to rework their syllabi so that courses addressed one or more of the skills, knowledge, and values. In 1987, the task force was resurrected to further review GE requirements, recommending that both mathematics and science be required and that business mathematics not be allowed to replace the mathematics requirement since the course was not accepted at the University of Maryland. Another recommendation for a computer literacy requirement was not approved. Recently, the task force was asked to strengthen GE requirements to comply with state standards for ADs, recommending that AD recipients complete 34 credit hours distributed among 7 subjects and adding computer literacy and cultural diversity requirements. The new GE requirements have help PGCC's students in two significant ways. The additional courses mean that students are better prepared to succeed in life and state requirements mean that students can have up to 36 GE credits accepted at other institutions of higher learning. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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