ERIC Number: EJ793449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A New Method of Linking Courses: A Theologian and a Sociologist Share Their Experience
Galles, Michaela; Olson, Paul J.
Innovative Higher Education, v33 n1 p39-48 Jun 2008
In this article we briefly address the rationale for linking courses and the types of student learning communities that exist in various institutions of higher education. We then describe a new method we used to link our theology (Protestant Churches in America) and sociology (Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Inequality) courses in which no students were enrolled in both courses. We discuss the practical aspects of our linkage and conclude by highlighting the evaluation of the linked courses. We found that the students went beyond the stated learning objectives and that all parties involved in the courses were satisfied with the new undertaking.
Descriptors: Philosophy, Sociology, Higher Education, Courses, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Education Level: Higher Education
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