Liberal Arts Department
Goals for 2003-2004
Strengthen the academic and performance excellence of the students enrolled in the music program.
Strive for excellence in the history program by continuing the commitment to teach Western Civilization as a writing-intensive course and insuring that students
obtain a solid knowledge of the major themes of Western Civilization.
Provide students with a basic framework of major historical developments in the West.
Demonstrate connections between past cultures and peoples and the modern West.
Discuss and develop an appreciation not only of historical diversity, but cultural diversity as it has impacted western development. Related to this, attempt to foster tolerance of non-western, non-modern peoples and culture.
Develop students’ critical thinking skills, their research methods, and their ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Implement new audio and visual resources into Western Civilization teaching units.
Encourage students to use target language more in foreign language classes
Create lesson plans that allow the students to interact more with each other in the target language.
Encourage students to use more Web sites tutorials to practice grammar and vocabulary.
Order new texts and ancillary materials, videos and CDs, as necessary for all Liberal Arts programs.
Emphasize cultural tolerance and diversity in all Liberal Arts classes.
2. Plan for new courses and reevaluate current course offerings in light of the new common calendar and the new General Education Core and competencies set to begin Fall, 2004.
Develop, setup and upload SOC 1020 (RODP), which has been approved to be offered fall 2003.
Continue to develop the new course, Humanities 2500, Exploring Art and Music, which is a preferred course for specific majors at four-year institutions.
Plan and implement “American Mosaics: A Learning Community” of American History and American Literature.