ERIC Number: ED413826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Music and the Liberal Arts. Final Report [and] Second Evaluation of Outcomes of the Course: Music and the Liberal Arts.
This final report and separate evaluation report describe activities and accomplishments of a 45-month project at Heidelberg College (Ohio), to develop and evaluate an undergraduate course for nonmusic majors which integrates music with a variety of other disciplines. The course's emphasis was on the relationship of music to the larger society. Seventeen disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and the arts were selected. A faculty member from each discipline worked with the project director to produce 73 class presentations, which were collected into a teaching resource. After an executive summary, individual sections of this report describe the project's purpose, background and origins, overall design, evaluation/results, and conclusions. The evaluation report is based on survey responses received from the course's eight students and evaluation of their written responses. It concludes that the course is fulfilling nearly all the purposes for which it was designed. A detailed statistical analysis comprises much of the evaluation report. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, College Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Introductory Courses, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Natural Sciences, Social Studies, Statistical Data, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Heidelberg Coll., Tiffin, OH.