Guide to the Life Studies Program File, 1969-1972
Collection number: UA 9/10/3
About the Life Studies Interim Program
The Life Studies Interim Program was an experimental, interdisciplanry alternative path to general education for the first two years of a college student's career. Freshmen and sophmores registered for a series of workshops taught by faculty from an array of different departments. Instead of traditional classes, there were workshops designed around multi-disciplinary themes such as Perception and the Creative Arts, Spirituality and Environmental Issues. The students were expected to share actively in the decision-making process regarding the structure of the course. No tests were given and the only grades were credit/fail. The student was counseled in their course selections to prepare them to enter their major's curriculum by their junior year. Seventy-five freshmen enrolled in the program, but few were willing to assume the active leadership roles that the program required to function. Between a lack of sense of student community and leadership and budgetary limitations, the program was never able to reach its ambitious goals. It was started in 1969 and dropped in 1972.
About the Life Studies Program File
This folder contains information on the development of the Life Studies program.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[identification of item], Life Studies Program File, 1969-1972, UA 9/10/3, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.