Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 18:16:14 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons 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? Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)