Humanities Position Paper

Spring
1988
Resolution Number: 
04.03
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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, language, and the arts, and

Whereas the same study disclosed that 8th of all undergraduate credit hours in the humanities are taken in the freshman and sophomore years, and

Whereas the new Title 5 regulations insure the central role of the faculty in shaping the curricula of the California Community Colleges, and

Whereas the Educational Policies Committee position paper, Humanities Instruction in the California CommunityColleges: Renewing Our Commitment, makes recommendations for the improvement of humanities instruction in the California Community Colleges,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the Educational Policies Committee position paper, Humanities Instruction in The California Community Colleges: Renewing Our Commitment, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local senates to share the paper with their local and/or district curriculum committees.