Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 18:16:14 EDT
From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Gen Ed Linguistics
I posted this request on LINGUIST last week, but I didn't get the
kind of response that will be extremely helpful. Some people on
LINGUIST (among the top ten lists globally) just don't read anything
other than job and conference announcements! Really missing out on
some interesting threads. (I know, we don't have time for everything.)
So I am asking this crew, who are really a group I identify with more
even if they don't identify with me.
We are currently undergoing gen ed reform at our university, and some
of my colleagues and I want to propose linguistics courses to satisfy
general education area requirements. We are thinking of an intro
linguistics/human language as a humanities and/or natural science
elective and a language&society/language&culture course as a social
What will help our efforts is information about programs across the country
that include similar courses in some way in general education requirement/
electives. So could those of you who know of or participate in programs
that include linguistics in general education please send information about
your course/program to me? I would appreciate information not only on
the nature of the course but also on the nature of the gen ed program and
how the linguistics course fits in.
If memory serves me correctly (and it usually does but it just doesn't
give me the details), the question was discussed last spring. Can someone
point me to the correct archives?
I know that Univ of Colorado, Ohio State, and Carnegie Mellon include
linguistics in gen ed. Does anyone know details?
Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]morehead-st.edu
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