9780761833635

Reforming Liberal Education and the Core after the Twentieth Century Selected Papers from the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses Montreal, Canada April 4-7, 2002

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    9780761833635

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    0761833633

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  • Copyright: 2006-07-17
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Summary

What particular form of liberal education should a college or university institute? Reform in general liberal education is an inevitable reality for faculty and the administration. Core texts are at the heart of that reform debate. This collection of essays captures explores this debate and allows serious thinkers and practitioners of liberal arts education to see what other colleagues and institutions are developing.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Building Programs---Campuses and Constituencies
Core Texts as Core: Enhancing Student and Faculty Development through Shared Inquiry
3(6)
Charles Hamaker
Frances M. Sweeney
Global Civilization at Defiance College: An Interdiscursive Program
9(6)
Don Buerke
Mary Catherine Harper
Pursuing the Classics: How I Turned My Avocation into a Vocation
15(8)
Ann Kirkland
Building Intellectual Community through Core Courses for Staff
23(6)
Joy Castro
The Brantford Experiment: A Core Program Campus
29(10)
Leo Groarke
Rowland Smith
Thinking about Assessment
The Divine Comedy: A Model for Integrating Assessment with Mission Performance
39(8)
James F. Walter
The Starry Messenger and the Assessment of Liberal Education
47(6)
J Scott Lee
The Lynchburg College Symposium Readings Program
53(8)
Peggy Pittas
Old Texts, New Texts, Nontraditional Texts
Plato and Others on the Future of the Humanities in a Core Curriculum
61(10)
Kathy Eden
Teaching Aristotle's Poetics Beyond Tragedy
71(6)
Ariela Freedman
Race Matters: The Song of Roland and The Sirat 'Antar
77(10)
Cynthia Ho
Tocqueville, Terror, Tragedy, and Tyranny: Student Study of Tocqueville's Democracy in America in the Wake of September 11th
87(6)
Mary Catherine Fox
Freedom and the Rule of Law in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
93(8)
Roger M. Barrus
Considerations on Czeslaw Milosz's Captive Mind as a Core Text in Twentieth-Century Western Civilization
101(10)
Charles Sullivan
Considering Kokoro
111(6)
Jay Lutz
Endo's Silence in the Core
117(8)
Brennan O'Donnell
The Sciences and the Humanities Together
Slicing and Dicing: Meditating on Descartes' Meditations from the Perspective of Mathematics
125(24)
George R. Lucas, Jr
On the Limits of Dimensional Prejudice
149(6)
Anne Levitt
Faraday's Experimental Researches in Electricity in a Liberal Arts Curriculum
155(12)
Howard Fisher
The Problems and Possibilities of Liberal Education
On the Use and Abuse of Ontology for Core Text Programs: The ``Historicity'' of Heidegger's Being and Time
167(8)
James Gilbert-Walsh
(Mis)using the Odyssey as ``Course Materials'': How to Subvert Liberal Education by Mistake
175(6)
David Neidorf
Teaching Core Texts in a Coreless, Textless World
181(8)
Clifford Orwin
Banishing Plump Jack: Student Resistance To Falstaff
189(4)
David Southward
Pleasure: The Problem of Pride and Prejudice
193(6)
Katharine Streip
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and the ``High Seriousness'' of Comedic Core Texts
199
Joan Faust

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