America Goes To College / Edition 1

America Goes To College / Edition 1

by John E. Seery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791455920

ISBN-13: 9780791455920

Pub. Date: 11/21/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Extols the virtue of small liberal arts colleges and the liberal arts tradition.

A rallying cry on behalf of a distinctly American institution of higher learning—the small liberal arts college—America Goes to College combines broad-based scholarship with personal narrative and reflection. In a highly entertaining manner, John E. Seery showcases

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Extols the virtue of small liberal arts colleges and the liberal arts tradition.

A rallying cry on behalf of a distinctly American institution of higher learning—the small liberal arts college—America Goes to College combines broad-based scholarship with personal narrative and reflection. In a highly entertaining manner, John E. Seery showcases the precarious successes of a well-rounded liberal arts college education, while at the same time signaling some of the dangers that loom on the horizon. Seery contends that the liberal arts are best pursued within the face-to-face interactive setting, characteristic of the small college classroom, as opposed to the large university lecture hall. Moreover and more provocatively, he identifies political theorists as the proper custodians and practitioners of the liberal arts tradition as it unfolds today. It is the unfettered freedom of the small liberal arts college, where vision and practice can actually coincide, that makes it the embodiment of the advantages of the American higher education system—a national treasure deserving of support.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455920
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/21/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Political Theory for the Liberal Arts

CANONS

1. My Turn: A Great Bookish Tell-all

2. The Columbus Controversy as Confession

COLLEGES

3. George Kateb's Main Thing

4. What Teaching at Pomona College Means to Me

CONTROVERSIES

5. Moral Perfectionism and Abortion Politics

6. Political Philosophy in the Twilight of an Idol

CANVASES

7. Grant Wood's Political Gothic

8. Do Media Studies Belong in a Liberal Arts Curriculum?

COMPOSITIONS

9. Unremembered Acts Remembered

10. Castles in the Air: An Essay on Political Foundations

COMMISSIONS

11. Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

12. America Goes to College: A Manifesto of Sorts

Notes

Index

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