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ERIC Number: EJ1061808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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