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

science elective.

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?




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