Watauga College : the residential college at Appalachian State University

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Virginia Ann Foxx (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Fritz Mengert

Abstract: The ideal of a liberal education has been in existence for over 2,000 years. However, many factors in American higher education have mitigated against the liberal education concept. One pedagogical response designed to foster the ideals of a liberal education is the residential college which became very popular in the 1960's and 1970's. The curriculum of many of these programs was interdisciplinary. Research presented depicts the characteristics of residential colleges in the United States and six residential colleges are described briefly. A history of Watauga College, the residential college at Appalachian State University, is also presented. Beginning in 1972, and continuing to the present, Watauga College has attempted to combine an emphasis on community with an interdisciplinary curriculum for freshmen and sophomores; this curriculum satisfies a portion of the University's general education requirements.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Watauga College
Appalachian State University

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