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Humanities extension seminars: The development of a program

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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University has been presenting noncredit humanities seminars to diverse adult audiences throughout the state since January 1978. The purpose of the program has been to bring small groups of people with college-level intelligence together to discuss humanistic issues in a format that reflects, to some extent, the intellectual background and discipline of a university. The success of the seminars, which involve personal and videotaped presentations by university humanists, has been due primarily to the quality of the faculty involved and the resources of the Cooperative Extension Service. Though this program is best suited for land-grant universities, its basic format could be adapted in various ways to other institutional settings.

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Toole, W.B. Humanities extension seminars: The development of a program. Alternative Higher Education 6, 19–29 (1981).

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