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ERIC Number: EJ762673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Indiana State Introduces Liberal Studies Capstone Course in FCS
Clauss, Barbara A.; Hawkins, Sarah T.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v99 n1 p33-37 2007
Recent trends in general education focus on integrating liberal studies considered intellectual, but not practical, and professional fields, which are "viewed as practical but, for that very reason, inherently illiberal." The trend toward capstone experiences in liberal studies assists the integration of general education components with the major and facilitates the transition of students from college to professional life. The recent revision of general education requirements to include a capstone course gave each department at Indiana State University the option of developing a liberal studies capstone course exclusively for its majors. This article describes how the Indiana State University developed a liberal studies capstone course in family and consumer sciences. The university provided structure for developing the course through its general education capstone course guidelines, while the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Accreditation Standards supplied an outline specifying how departmental core courses must meet accreditation goals. The course has been taught for 2 years and continues to be reviewed and revised. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana