Is General Education Higher Education?
Juric, Lea Puljcan, Phi Kappa Phi Forum
When the time comes for students to choose a course or instructors to create a syllabus, they find that their academic freedom is quite circumscribed: there are requirements to fulfill and guidelines to follow. This restriction is particularly evident in case of courses that fulfill the so-called General Education requirement.
Students can choose which classes that they wish to take, yet they must take one or two courses from each predetermined category (humanities, social sciences, and so on). Further, courses offered in each category are often very limited in number and, more importantly, unlimited in scope. For example, an introductory humanities course that satisfies the …
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Publication information: Article title: Is General Education Higher Education?. Contributors: Juric, Lea Puljcan - Author. Magazine title: Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Volume: 84. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2004. Page number: 46. © 2008 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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