ERIC Number: ED414736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages in the Natural and Behavioral Sciences: A Program of Faculty Development and Curricular Integration. Final Report.
Saint Olaf Coll., Northfield, MN.
In a 3-year, federally-funded program, faculty at St. Olaf College (Minnesota) have developed a series of behavioral and natural science courses in which students with at least the fourth semester of foreign language do a portion of the course readings in the second language and meet once a week to discuss them in that language with the regular course instructor and a colleague from the relevant foreign language department. In addition, a limited number of immersion courses were offered. The federal grant provided support for summer course and materials development, course "overload" stipends and released time, released time for faculty language study, and library materials acquisition. By the end of the 1991-92 academic year, eight classes had been given and five repeated. Languages offered include French, German, and Spanish. The report details development and design of the program and evaluation results, and contains extensive supporting materials consisting of a faculty foreign language survey, 29 references, faculty development workshop materials, a sociology course outline, a faculty course evaluation survey, and articles about the program in scholarly journals. (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Federal Aid, French, German, Grants, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Collection Development, Material Development, Natural Sciences, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Second Languages, Spanish, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Olaf Coll., Northfield, MN.