Curriculum

Technologically Illiterate Students

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ORLANDO -- Say you are an employer evaluating college students for a job. Perusing one candidate’s Facebook profile, you notice the student belongs to a group called “I Pee My Pants When I’m Drunk.” What is your first thought?

It should not be that this student is unemployable for being an intemperate drinker, said Susan Zvacek, director of instructional development at the University of Kansas -- though that it might mean that, too. Mainly, though, it should suggest something else -- something that might be more relevant to the student’s qualifications.

New Programs: Sports Management, Art Education, Recreation Therapy

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  • Liberty University is starting an online master of science in sports management.
  • University of Florida is starting an online master of arts in art education program.
  • Vermilion Community College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate degree in outdoor recreation therapy.
  • Languages Plus

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    Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”

    New Programs: Biology, Photography, Marine Science

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    New Programs: Counseling, Environmental Policy, Media Arts, Ministry, Education, Accounting, Communication, Jewish Studies

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    New Programs: Horticulture Therapy, Epidemiology, Health Informatics

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    New Programs: Education Leadership, Sports Management, Early Childhood Education

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    New Programs: Education, Emergency Services, Robotics

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    New Programs: Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Sports Leadership, Behavioral Sciences

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    New Programs: Community Arts, Environmental Studies, Horse Science

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  • Goucher College is starting an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in environmental studies.
  • Maryland Institute College of Art is starting an M.F.A. in community arts.
  • Middle Tennessee State University is starting a master's degree in horse science.
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