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ERIC Number: ED438576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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New Approaches: The Basic Course as Part of an Integrated First Year Program.
Horvath, Cary
This paper describes the First Year Program at Westminster College in Pennsylvania, which has implemented a new, progressive curriculum that prominently features the basic communication course, and an initial attempt to evaluate the program. The paper begins with a description of the content and goals of the basic communication course, which is followed by descriptions of the Writing and Inquiry 1 and 2 courses comprising the rest of the First Year Program. It then explains ways the foundational courses have been linked to encourage the habit of searching for connected knowledge. Finally, the paper presents methods used and results obtained in a preliminary analysis of student feedback. Appendixes contain sample instructions and questions to participants, and examples of participant answers. (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A