The Blended Curriculum
Journal of Higher Education;Apr1935, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p185
The article focuses on the introduction of a blended curriculum at Fenn College, Cleveland, Ohio. It combines economics, history, fine arts, English and sociology in the study of one contemporary problem and is on trial. It is a combination of courses introducing the freshman to social problems. The schedule of a student in the blended curriculum is divided into a succession of different activities. Students have gone in search of some first-hand information on the blended problem in almost all the parts of the city. Themes have been assigned on topics dealing with the hospitals, settlement houses, and the variety of agencies depending upon the Community Fund, which will show their usefulness to the city and its people. Not only have students visited and observed much outside of the college, but also they have acted. General criticisms of the curriculum from the students refers to the lack of direction at the beginning of the course and to an inflexible schedule. Generally the students like the departure into a study of present-day life.