A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum

A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum

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College students today have tremendous freedom to choose the courses they will take. With such freedom, however, students face a pressing dilemma: How can they choose well? Which courses convey the core of an authentic liberal arts education, transmitting our civilizational inheritance, and which courses are merely passing fads? From the smorgasbord of electives available, how can students achieve a coherent understanding of their world and their place in history? In a series of penetrating essays, A Studenta€™s Guide to the Core Curriculum explains the value of a traditional core of studies in Western civilization and then surveys eight courses available in most American universities which may be taken as electives to acquire such an education. This guide puts a€œthe besta€ within reach of every student.Employers will also want to know how broad your learningisand therefore how capable youare of continuing to learnthroughout your life, an absolute necessity ina fastchangingworld. Thus, a student who canshow that he has set for himself, anbsp;...

Title:A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum
Author:Mark C. Henrie
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-07-29


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