Dedicated to the support of interdisciplinary studies as intellectually sound and academically necessary, this paper is an expanded version of the presentation made by the authors during the 17th Annual Conference of the Association of General and Liberal Studies (October 27-29, 1977, Ogden, Utah). The subject of the conference, "General Education: Diversity by Design," seemed to the Interdisciplinary Studies team at Palomar College (including, in addition to the authors, Donna Tryon, Art, Richard Peacock, Film, and Don Piche, Philosophy) to be particularly appropriate to efforts there to establish a series of interdisciplinary courses in a thematic, team-taught design focusing on the human experience. Parts 1, 2, 3 of the paper remain substantially as presented at the conference, with some updating. However, when the presentation was made at Weber State, the course was being taught for the first time and was in its academic infancy of two months. It has now been offered for a second semester and Part 4 considers the evolution of the model as the team learns by its successes and failures. Part 1 discusses the importance of interdisciplinary studies in the community college; Part 2 treats of various course models; Part 3 describes the " Dimensions of Love" course; Part 4 presents a further stage in the evolution of the model and some tentative conclusions.
Zevin, Patricia Ernenwein; Sager, Gene; and Montiel, Brenda
"The Human Experience, Dimensions of Love: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Studies,"
Perspectives (1969-1979): Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss2/5