Introductory course cover a far wider scope than the area a faculty member does research in.
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Sep 9, 2013 20:01
Introductory courses are far broader that faculty research interests. So large parts of the course are in areas not of interest to the research oriented faculty member. Junior, Senior and Graduate level courses tend to specialize so a prof can teach the area he works in. Of course this subject raises the question, why not go to community colleges for all of the intro courses, taught to a common sylabuss so that the credits transfer. Make the senior college a 2 year institution taken in the Junior and Senior year.
It would be of interest do compare teaching in intro course at 4 year schools to those at 2 year schools.
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