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ERIC Number: EJ814227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Non-Western Courses in Institutions in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Payton, James R., Jr.; Greydanus, Richard
Christian Higher Education, v7 n5 p371-387 Nov 2008
In the 21st century, with the advent of globalization and virtually instantaneous electronic communication, the rest of the world impinges more on our consciousness and awareness than it ever has in the past. University-level education needs to prepare students to function in this interconnected world. Christian higher education should be especially concerned with providing such preparation, given Christianity's concern for creation, humanity, and the summons to love our neighbors as ourselves; those neighbors now unquestionably include the rest of the world. This article presents the results of research about non-Western courses (i.e., courses treating other regions of the world than Western Europe and North America) offered in the largest organization of such institutions in North America, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The authors examined the Web sites and calendars/catalogues of CCCU institutions for the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, identifying and classifying the relevant courses. The authors distinguished between general courses with a non-Western component or emphasis and courses specifically focused on a non-Western area. The conclusion offers an assessment of the current status of non-Western instruction in the curricula at CCCU institutions. (Contains 8 tables and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Europe; North America