Journal of General Education

The Journal of General Education 51.2, 2002



    Westphal-Johnson, Nancy.
    Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne, 1949-
  • The Role of Communication and Writing Intensive Courses in General Education: A Five Year Case Study of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Subject Headings:
    • University of Wisconsin--Madison -- Curricula -- Case studies.
    • Written communication -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Wisconsin -- Madison -- Case studies.
    • General education -- Wisconsin -- Madison -- Case studies.
      This paper examines the development and implementation of a communication component of the general education curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The paper details organizational and practical issues surrounding this major change in the undergraduate general education curriculum.
    Jeske, Jeff.
  • Nurturing Rich General Education Courses
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    Subject Headings:
    • Guilford College -- Curricula -- History -- 20th century.
    • College teaching -- North Carolina -- Greensboro-- History -- 20th century.
    • Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- North Carolina -- Greensboro -- History -- 20th century.
      This article describes the effective system that resulted from revising Guilford College’s general education curriculum. The system consists of the following steps: naming and operationalizing clear academic principles, establishing detailed sets of criteria for general education categories, screening course proposals rigorously, assessing courses in light of the criteria, and creating an effective feedback loop.
    Sellen, Mary K.
  • Information Literacy in the General Education: A New Requirement for the 21st Century
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    Subject Headings:
    • Information literacy -- New York (State)
    • Computer literacy -- New York (State)
    • Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- New York (State)
      Within the current deliberations about the core curriculum of general education in higher education, a new concept, information literacy, is gaining attention and being added to the mix. Information literacy in the 21st century is going to be an integral part of culture and a cultural change agent. As such, information literacy stands on its own as an important core component to the general education.
    Anderson, Douglas R.
  • Humanities Education: Can We Teach Without Apologizing?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
    • College teaching -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
      This essay examines attempts to save humanities education by making it instrumental to other ends. Although the humanities can be locally useful, they serve their own end as well. That is, they reveal the agency of persons in history and they help to humanize students. This purpose is itself enough to show the importance of teaching the humanities. Thus, we humanities teachers should embrace this challenge without apologizing for not being more useful and relevant.

Book Review

    Sundt, Melora.
  • The Price of Admission: Rethinking how Americans pay for College (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kane, Thomas J. Price of admission: rethinking how Americans pay for college.
    • College costs -- United States.
    Dilley, Patrick.
  • Creating Interdisciplinarity: Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Among College and University Faculty (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lattuca, Lisa R. Creating interdisciplinarity: interdisciplinary research and teaching among college and university faculty.
    • Universities and colleges -- Curricula.

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