Substance, Judgment, and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education

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Substance, Judgment and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a "value-centered" education. What emerges from this selection is the wide scope of core text programs underlying the semantic intention of words such as "value-centered," "judgment," or even "liberal arts" or "collegiate" and "colleague." This volume records the cooperation and ...

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Substance, Judgment, and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education

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Overview

Substance, Judgment and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a "value-centered" education. What emerges from this selection is the wide scope of core text programs underlying the semantic intention of words such as "value-centered," "judgment," or even "liberal arts" or "collegiate" and "colleague." This volume records the cooperation and thoughtful consideration of faculty from a wide range of higher education institutions - research universities, comprehensive universities, colleges, and community colleges - who have chosen to come together to form such programs across North America. This volume should be of value to any dean, director, or faculty member who seeks to work with colleagues and texts across disciplines to form a coherent undergraduate program of study within general education.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780761850175
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Patrick Flynn is a professor of philosophy, Jean-Marie Kauth is an assistant professor of language and literature, and Kevin Doyle is a professor of business administration at Benedictine University. J. Scott Lee is executive director of the Association for Core Texts and Courses and series editor of ACTC's Selected Proceedings.

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Table of Contents

Introduction J. Scott Lee Lee, J. Scott

Liberal Learning

Liberal Learning, Chicago Style: Reflections on a Founding Tradition in Liberal Arts Education - Plenary Address Phillip R. Sloan Sloan, Phillip R. 3

Plato and the Ideal of Liberal Education Bernard Toussaint Toussaint, Bernard 17

John Henry Newman on Liberal Learning and Openness to the Mystery of Creation in The Idea of a University Kevin Mongrain Mongrain, Kevin 23

Learning and Life

Identity, Liberal Education, and Vocation-Plenary Address Mark R. Schwehn Schwehn, Mark R. 33

Plato on Educating Rulers Donald G. Marshall Marshall, Donald G. 49

Beatrice and Pearl Jean-Marie Kauth Kauth, Jean-Marie 55

Of Stomachs and Gold Teeth: The Limits of Dehumanization in Elie Wiesel's Night Deborah Schizer Scott Scott, Deborah Schizer 61

Albert Camus's The Plague: Finding Meaning in a Post-Modern World Vincent Gaddis Gaddis, Vincent 69

Memory is Necessary for Freedom Christian Schumacher Schumacher, Christian 75

Core Texts and Context: Reading Poems of World War I in 2005-2006 Sandra A. Grayson Grayson, Sandra A. 83

Expanding the Core Text Canon

Non-Canonical Core Texts Reflections from Experience: Liberal Arts Education in a Columbian Technological University - Plenary Address Patricia Martinez Barrios Barrios, Patricia Martinez 91

Sulwan Al-Muta': The Wisdom of Stories for Leaders Margaret J. Downes Downes, Margaret J. 105

Core Texts as Critical History: How Studying Works by Dead White Men Can Be Radical Christina Hendricks Hendricks, Christina 113

Reading Bob Dylan's Chronicles as a Required Freshman Text Paul R. Wright Wright, Paul R. 121

"Be Not Afraid of My Body": Whitman's Courageous Corporeality Mignon Sass Sass, Mignon 127

The Selective Transformation of Reality in Life of Pi: A Model for Artful Living Lenore Wright Wright, Lenore 133

On the Waterfront: Claude McKay's Banjo as a Core Text of African Diasporan Literature Page Laws Laws, Page 139

"I Know Now How History Is Made": Wole Soyinka and the Drama of Existence Rhonda R. Powers Powers, Rhonda R. 145

Core Texts in Science

Copenhagen, Bohr, & Heisenberg: How Did We Learn to Love the Bomb? Patrick Flynn Flynn, Patrick 153

Galileo in Kansas: The Strange Timeliness of the Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina James Woelfel Woelfel, James 161

Foundations of the Natural Sciences: "Great Books" Course at Carthage College Brian P. Schwartz Schwartz, Brian P. 167

"Analogy to What is Old": Francis Bacon's Four Idols Today Anne Marie Flanagan Flanagan, Anne Marie 173

Arctic Dreams and Nightmares Marian Glenn Glenn, Marian 179

Teaching Scientists to See: A Possible Bridge between C.P. Snow's Two Cultures James Donovan Donovan, James 187

"Rocks of Ages: A Critique of Stephen Jay Gould's Thesis on the Relationship Between Science and Religion Alfred R. Martin Martin, Alfred R. 193

Teach the Science Not the Controversy: Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, and Intelligent Design Keith A. Francis Francis, Keith A. 199

Pedagogical Models for Teaching Core Texts

Michelangelo and the Copernican Revolution Eileen Buchanan Buchanan, Eileen 211

Teaching Humanities through The Milton Moment Ann Dunn Dunn, Ann 217

Using Core Texts to Promote Students' Critical Thinking Skills Lyndall Nairn Nairn, Lyndall 227

The Rule of St. Benedict as a Business Core Text John Kevin Doyle Doyle, John Kevin 233

Engaging the Text: Reading the Opening Stanza of Dante's Inferno With Alumni in a "Great Books and Midlife" Weekend Course Kathleen R. Sell Sell, Kathleen R. 241

How to Understand A Primary Source: Undergraduates And Ancient Biography: Appraising Athanasius's Life of Antony W. Marshall Johnston Johnston, W. Marshall 247

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