Humanities Instruction Study

Fall
1987
Resolution Number: 
06.02
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Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas the National Endowment for the Humanities 1984 report To Reclaim A Legacy reveals a decline in humanities education in the United States to the extent that many students are graduating from American colleges and universities without even the most fundamental knowledge of history, literature, philosophy, languages, and the arts, and

Whereas the same study discloses that 87% of all undergraduate credit hours in the humanities are taken in the freshman and sophomore years, and

Whereas the new Title S regulations insure the central role of the faculty in shaping the curricula of the California Community Colleges,

Resolved that the Educational Policies Committee consider a major study of the status of humanities education in the California Community Colleges, and


Resolved that, if it is deemed feasible, the Academic Senate allocate sufficient resources to conduct such a study and present interim reports as appropriate.