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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta r-vnday, Jcnucn, II. 1973 THE inHBUDS! HErALB _ 5 The U of L degree in arts and science Bv Owen G. Holmes, vice-president University of Lethbridge A few weeks ago, when the 'our-year ans and science arogram of the University of Lelhbridge was being ques- tioned by t h e L'niversily Commission, The Ilrr- ald asked ihe university to re-state and up-date its po- sition. This ivas done, in the following sialemrni by Dr. Owen Holmes, academic vice- president. Since it was uriuen, ihe commission extended for one more year its approval of the four-year program. The article therefore ha? losi its immediacy DUI is neverthe- less hprnntp nf jis significance to all concerned with the University of I.rih- bridge and the unique it is attempting to fill. The Universirv of has recen'Jy made ant decision to the -IP-course decree in end science imrceuced ir. tr.e of 1969 years c; care- ful Although a cecifion ;o tain an exis-ir- r.arn- lv seems esn'.] share-ring. :n this instar.ce U hs? been cered bv a con- irary opinion in ihe v.or.h Re- port, and more recently by the unerpeeied imrosion of '-he uni- versities commission. Therefore it is wil] to cop-sider how the decision was reached, why End to what effect. In response 10 the university's fiscal the oresirient struck an advisory cormniTtee in the JsU of :P71 to ensure scarce resources were bci7'? put lo the use. In iddJLion to of suggestions for economy ihai have now been effected, the co-miiree propos- ed that the faculty of arts and tcience rwxa-Tjne the nsture nf its degree curncu.un. as this u-as reaching e conciusicTi curing the fail seiarrLrr rf ihe universities iss.en r.T- prised the proposal that an opLcrsal short- er 30-OT-irse decree be L-'.ro- Finally in Noveniber the faculty of science rret to reconsider the nsiiTe of its program, and c-niirr.-ec :he course degree bu; a single neeaiive Subsequently this pcsiiioc WE? endorsed unanimously by the senior academic auihoriiy. the general facultJes council com- posed of professors, s'.udenis and adminisITBtors. As the final phase in the insiituUpnal re- view, the board of governors unanimously endorsed the con- clusion of the Ecsdemic council and transmitted the decision to the universities commission, along with the formal request that its proposal be withdrawn. As or ihis date the commis- sion has not reached B decision v''.h respect to the university's request." (see editor's note, ?bove b'.Tt it has noted Lhat there is insufficient time re- maining to plan and introduce any new degree program for ihe academic year 1973-7-1. To compleie this record of the icsiitinionsl renew, it shonki be inoicaied ihai there are srudert members or. the academic couaci's and on ihe board of governors, ard that the s'-udenis" society councrl has the deeree crTicu'ij.'Ti in arts science. WHY. it may be asked, have a'l of LPS pro- fessors, students and adminis- trator? achieved such a re- markable consensus on a de- uiai ;o the uniformed public might seem ai first glance to be undesirable, or EC the very least controversial Tr.e anr-ver to this oaradox can be fourrd in the orirLn and de- velocment history oi the insti- tution. From 1964 when the bridge Junior College first pe- titioned the proviccisl govern- ment to authorize a bsche'or's cepree in "liberal arts" Ihrougb to the Waterion Con- ference in the fall of 1967 End right to Lhe present day there ha? been s. continuous strong to liberal arts as t'-e sririropriaie emphasis for the philosophy, objectives and prD-rams of the University rf Lethbricge- T'-e elective of of and science is education aimed 2! liberating the individual in- tellectually and broadening his horizon? of and hlr understsMine o: ii5 tion and appiicEtitm. In the ver- nacular, this is person-centred ElemenLs ir. 'ce pro- gram designed to accomplish this goal Include flexible and non-uniform curriculum, evalu- ation systems srd rates of pro- gress an experimental fiions, policy, the semester sys- tem, independent studies, and student initiated courses. A second rbjecr've tional education. The consider- ations here obviously are the employment market and tne critena fixed by individual em- ployer? for the attributes ex- pected in liberal srts gradusies. The third objeciive is prepar- atory eeneral education for denLS intending to pursue ad- education grad- uate work in the disciplines of ifie aiKi fessionsl siudie? in such as education, law. medicine dentistry. For srjdenis. are fairly rigid and curricula must 'neet ire re- ouiremenLs of early professions! training. The o: arts and ence is convinced thai the prac- tical minimum "or the ac- complishraeni of these 'Jves Tntboui into any one of them is a bac- to 40 semester courses. This Book Review a subjective judgment. There is no irlif formula available for iis vahda'ion or coniradiction. However, the university is well aware of prevalent practices and trendy in in Al- berta, elsewhere in ard b r.a'Jons too. Three trends are evident decline in the sisjure cf three-year ''SO- course diseriChani- ir.ent honors and emergence o: 2 ihirc and rel- new four-year (re- course i genera! degree. Tr.e urJverriry seriouily cossidered The o: a 30-course oe- gree. However its fundaments] First, i: cn'y rrjer. nar- ihan [hose out- lined above, ccnlin- ire the sa'der. irio a restricted cr.anr.el. a Limitation quite at lie en- viroimen: of rspid sociid chsrtee. Second, there evidenc-e in the eTnrjloyrr.en: rr.arl-Tet of ci5- so.- of the abbreviated BA in favor of ire col- lege on o-.? and ir-3 the rirber Attacking Playboy "Hefner's Gpnna Kill Me Wien Ke Reads This hy Silfpben (George J. Mc- Leod Ltd., ST.93. 240 pages'. Bycr is E former :op esecudve Playboy ener- prises sad this boot. En of lime he spent ni'j laem. runs dovm and ev- erything conMc-.ed mammoth company. Afar reading it >-ou vzai to ask your- self. "If Byer u so smart isn't he Tne trouble is, he is rich. He is CLrTently pres- ident of Inc.. and he pulled a year while wiih Playboy. comes on as a back- biting egotist, and his odd-dip- ped pen belittles everyone. Per- haps he should rename ihe book "EVERYBODY a; Play- boy is Gonna KiU Me The only people I car. picture tnijis up to buy this book are Lbe people Byer huniilk'.es. He does give an insiffht bLo Hugh Heftier, creator of Lhe Playboy empu-e. bu: his picfcr.g apart of him borders on chiid- jfhness i ir e s h'er- facLS concerLLLlng Play- boy's cT'Tiua] re'.'er.ue eLiLmings ci over h'uiLdraL! mLilior! dol- lars ir, revenue in l'--7i' are cr-mpEreji :o figures o- Playboy's fj.-iair.c. 77-e r.'.--ey roL-n ihourh in Lhe ir.irions. when compared to Lhe moLLLoy comirg A iacL by B'-er LS ore Lhi'd of -.he folcTJt D'ayna-es Ere marrLrc a; Lhe lime the'" t'ure is rur. Arxytrtr sac ;'ac: is lhsr. Lhis brok 15 rrunus rrade mark Ihe fold- c_- The rook details Bye.-'s "Lm- p'cve-L.Le'LLS mack" and "im- rro'-eLr.erLs L-Lec" at riay'My Ko eo-es across the ereil savior of a flounder- LLy fi-fd by KsfiLer. Er.d Kay- boy corrinaes on. G. A. Tk Herald tlllllk PART IV PICTURE QUIZ I POINTS This former NHL flsr IB big r.amf in the Hockey Associstior.. his name ind learn does he play? HOW DO YOU RATE? 7] la 90 peunn Gwd. !l In 100 twill TOP ICOKCI II 10 70 Mm fill 11 lo jvxrM, Eicillinl. M cu Urxtarf N'mrrJ FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION do you LMnx of the Ideacfi 4-diy wtirlwcclt iCr-hc-jr davs? YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART i NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 The lite Lester Pearsonwc: lor Ms United Nations vork corcerr.Lr.g t-Korea b-NATO c-the Mideast 2 The former PrilLne Minister hirl served as Leader of the Liberal Psrtj- :cr years before Siepplng down in iSf 1-6 b-10 c-li yed c- an Olympic base- 3 Ir. his }-outh Mr. Pearsor. ?i team and CD a ball team. ji-hockey b- soccer c-bisketball Mr. Pearsoa otioe served as Cir. dor to "Jie VrJted Stales. Tme or False? B 3y rdcixanie was Lesier Fesrscr. cer.erall town? PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 poinis for each word ;hst you "an rrstch tfiih ils meaning. 1.....dei-iin i-to exrloce 2.....detonste S.....deie.-.te 4.....deter 8.....detest b-'.o ouscouritre or rrf- veni :ro2 acLT.f d-rela_vati.or. relatior.E e-to hold Lr. custody PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take S points for names that you can correctly match with the clues 1.....AnREiasio Soaicza 2.....Souvar.r-a Pbouma 3.....Ferdlr.nr.ci Msn-o." 4.....Th.ir.om Kttt'.xs- chorri 6.....Fltifl Csstrci a-Pres-.dor.t, The Phii- iprir.es b-Preiv.'.er, C..b-, c-Lcader. 1-0573 four-year B.A o.n lie other It v.'iis precisely this; cansicJerallcia that played a maio- par Lt decisions by both the Uni- versities Calgary ar.d to abandon tnctr LTrce-j'ear degrees in arts LT.J science. Businesses arid irenLs alilLe obsen'e that IT. a static econo.TJc concttior! they setk Ihe technical bEChETO'ur.'j provided by ccmmuruf. Jege, artd Ln a climate c: ornic groir.h they look t'or the bteracy. creativity, brearlth. and depLh Ll-e more sabi'.an'Jal BA CL_TLCU- lurn. recuire they do -occaSLCrallv afrruL "h-r E the abJreviaLeLi schools, r-erhars the sted r'egrec-. can a's-t) r-e lied ihrcuih cf a portion ol Lhe prcfessLcna! fcr the 31 An Tilings equal to the same thing Bv Jim ri'bbuurrp slafi wriier v.r.o's j'.-'.Cjicc so hard .js i-fr r-e s you, never up see whs: or. i oned other ransrian im verSL'Lf and is a common practire CDlltcrs in ihs: I'-.LLCLJ Ltg. it uo-uld be r'ac.nc srz :s nf apprcvi' s-jclt a of c-'L'or r-LCht -veil rot> itlar. fvo- tr.gly so i: that v.-er-: -i ha> pen. clearlv Lhe -urje ce- pamj at ereat cost LO other could r.-L be endar.LLer- ing Lhe tiLstc-re of tre riro- "Ber.sr n o'.'er "J'e "he" ?-E_C. it o'rer rezije-i. CDE- he coesr.': a !r_s ra: birl 5? I I'd dr-p o-.c-r h.; -c." 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O-_T CTOL.L ;L a_i ''e c_ Krmced rr.ore ressmable. sirr_vie' I ajid rtec tt> eiplaLn: 'But j'j ;lr V C-tVrio. Cliristmas after-thoughts Kcr-.'.. r.a; crerv. 1: rsev: r.Df be s? ar.-ardrLf ro one htnse- Bci_n; tne DjnM LS a t-, f s ri--e-c crac. r.earunp ire ?ven a CLrutipery art: ;u; re >_0.. ?h( of e rarul- vsith cr.st.y res-eurch facillLLes. r: iL-y cerrfr tirc-rran-f in o- 'i r.rs t s, r she i.rloenly to Ns SLra_chL to her s C'LL'iee and LLL-LLJ ne so she could lell Tiwniv language question STUDENTS Save This Practice Examination! Valuable Reference Maternl lor Examv ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE i f SptTiS ;