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Cornwell, Grant H.; Stoddard, Eve W. – Liberal Education, 1994
It is argued that, if today's college students are to be prepared for citizenship and careers, they must learn about both the complexity of American society and global interconnections and that this is accomplished best through general education that is both intercultural and interdisciplinary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Butler, Johnnella E. – Liberal Education, 1991
Ethnic studies' interdisciplinary nature and attention to race, ethnicity, gender, and class offer the scholarship and teaching necessary to a field of study appropriate to the liberal arts curriculum. The discipline sheds light on the nature of Western and American experience, and its development can help transform liberal studies. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education
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Stearns, Peter – Liberal Education, 1991
Developments in humanities scholarship are moving in surprisingly congruent directions. Far from competing with proper attention to pedagogy, they provide solid bases for curricular coherence and teaching effectiveness. New integrative themes crossing disciplinary lines in humanities, focusing here on history, can help fulfill several humanities…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Tigner, Steven S. – Liberal Education, 1994
Problems and considerations in developing interdisciplinary programs in higher education are examined, and the evolution of several new programs linking humanities and teacher education is discussed. Programs at Georgia Southern University, Salem College (North Carolina), and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are highlighted. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Humanities
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Brooks, Richard O. – Liberal Education, 1986
Four ways in which legal studies can enhance the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum are discussed: the interdisciplinary legal studies course, radical revisions of the liberal arts curriculum, supplementary courses with a practical emphasis, and the legal studies program or department. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Stevens, Robert – Liberal Education, 1985
Instead of the random scattershot of the core curriculum, a program of overlapping curricular circles could provide students with a more effective educational experience. Each circle would center on the student's major, and would draw together the underlying strands of a liberal education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Harrington, John P. – Liberal Education, 1996
Examples are offered of programs at the Cooper Union (New York) in which liberal and professional education, arts, and sciences are brought together. Included are a study trip to Rome to examine historical design as manifested in 17th-century art and architecture, a seminar on the mutual influence of words and images, and three capstone seminars…
Descriptors: Art Education, Capstone Experiences, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Smith, Barbara Leigh – Liberal Education, 1991
The learning community curricular model links coursework to promote coherence and intellectual interaction for a group of students. The four basic models are linked courses; course clusters; freshman interest groups; and coordinated studies. Learning communities can be effective, and offer a feasible solution for different issues and diverse…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Freshmen, Curriculum Design