The Harvard Sampler: Liberal Education for the Twenty-First Century

The Harvard Sampler: Liberal Education for the Twenty-First Century

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Overview

The Harvard Sampler: Liberal Education for the Twenty-First Century by Jennifer M. Shephard, Stephen Michael Kosslyn, Evelynn Maxine Hammonds

From Harvard University comes essays sampling topics at the forefront of academia in the twenty-first century. Eminent faculty members invite readers to explore subjects as diverse as religious literacy, cyberspace security, epidemiology, questions in evolution, the dark side of the American Revolution, and the biology of the human mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674062900
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jennifer M. Shephard is Special Initiatives Program Manager, Division of Social Science, FAS, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors Preface Enhancing Religious Literacy in a Liberal Arts Education through the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies American Literature and the American Environment: There Never Was an “Is” without a “Where” The Internet and Hieronymus Bosch: Fear, Protection, and Liberty in Cyberspace Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution: Pattern, Process, and the Evidence Global History for an Era of Globalization: An Introduction Medical Detectives The Human Mind Securing Human Rights Intellectually: Philosophical Inquiries about the Universal Declaration What Is Morality? Energy Resources and the Environment: A Chapter on Applied Science Interracial Literature “Pursuits of Happiness”: Dark Threads in the History of the American Revolution

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