ERIC Number: EJ1061808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Academic Rigor in General Education, Introductory Astronomy Courses for Nonscience Majors
Brogt, Erik; Draeger, John D.
Journal of General Education, v64 n1 p14-29 2015
We discuss a model of academic rigor and apply this to a general education introductory astronomy course. We argue that even without central tenets of professional astronomy-the use of mathematics--the course can still be considered academically rigorous when expectations, goals, assessments, and curriculum are properly aligned.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Nonmajors, Academic Standards, Difficulty Level, Astronomy, Mathematics, Professional Autonomy, Science Instruction, Curriculum, Models, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Scientific Concepts
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