Whitman College General Studies and CORE programs records, 1979-1997

Overview of the Collection

Whitman College
Whitman College General Studies and CORE programs records
1979-1997 (inclusive)
.2 linear feet, (1 half-sized document box)
Collection Number
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 5095275922
Fax: 5095264785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Beginning in the mid-1970s, faculty and administration at Whitman explored strategies to provide students with a more balanced liberal arts curriculum. Freshman seminars were introduced in 1975. In 1977, a committee was formed to explore additional options for expanding the curriculum, and a General Studies program was approved in 1978. The program was implemented in 1980, including Freshman Core, distribution requirements, and a Senior Colloquiam.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Whitman College General Studies and CORE programs collection consists of memoranda, position papers, and informational materials, and spans the years 1979 to 1997.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 General Studies Task Force 1980-1988
1 2 Syllabi for CORE 1989-1997
1 3 Faculty memoranda on CORE 1979-1997
1 4 Newspaper clippings related to CORE 1981-1987
1 5 CORE [faculty photograph] undated
1 6 Pamphlets on CORE and General Studies 1979-1996

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Interdisciplinary approach in education