Saturday, May 9, 2015

How Should We Weigh the Value of Classes/Courses/Modules?

Weighing the advantage and disadvantage of the depth versus breadth of knowledge will be difficult.

  1. Should a class be a typical 2 +1/3 semester hour (4 quarter hour) class like in most quarter-system American Public Universities?
  2. Should a class be a typical 3 semester hour class like in most American Public Universities?
  3. Should a class be a typical 3 +2/3 semester hour (5 quarter hour) class like in most quarter-system American Private Universities?
  4. Should a half-course be a typical 4 semester hour half-course like in most American Private Universities?
  5. Should a be a typical 5 semester hour (15 credits) module like in most United Kingdom's Universities? If emphasis is on depth? If emphasis is on breadth such that a typical two-class sequence equivalence in America is compressed into one module.

How Many Hours should students spend for Principle of Economics?
  • 5 Quarter Hours (150 hours) Standford
  • 4 Semester Hours (180 hours) U.C. Berkeley
  • 8 Quarter Hours (240 hours) U.C. Davis
  • 6 Semester Hours (270 hours) Sacramento State
  • 8 Semester Hours (360 hours) Harvard University

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