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Are Colleges Just Vocational Schools?

In my last post, I looked at the opening paragraph of the University of Georgia’s 1785 charter and how it relates to some common threads running through the early republic. 1,233 more words


UT Arlington Offers New Medical Humanities Course

The University of Texas at Arlington will offer an interdisciplinary medical humanities class, HUMA 3340 (for undergraduate and degreed undergraduate students) and (HUMA 5392, for graduate students), that will be housed in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.  452 more words

CoLA News

Phi Beta Kappa and the liberal arts

Department of Sociology

(Delivered during the 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Chi Chapter of California initiation ceremony, May 11, 2018)

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a summit in downtown Stockton called the Status of Women in Stockton Summit.  1,664 more words

Faculty News

Catharine Savage Brosman, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Tulane University
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Catharine Savage Brosman, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Tulane University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

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Why Studying Sexually Dystopian Themes in 14th-century Epic Poetry Matters… and other thoughts on an education in the liberal arts

Steve Volk, January 16, 2017

In Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities, a film about higher education that came out late last summer, Frederick Hess, the director of education policy studies for the American Enterprise Institute, commented, “If somebody wants to write about sexually dystopian themes in 14th-century epic poetry, I think that’s fine.” But, he continued, “I have no earthly idea why taxpayers are supposed to subsidize this or subsidize students to learn it.” 1,924 more words

Back to School

Four or more years ago, I believed a career in technology is something I wanted. I have the career now, albeit part-time, but I have learned that tech isn’t the right fit for me. 171 more words

Session Twenty-Two: Richard Bulliet on the History of the World

Here, in the twenty-second lecture of his course, The History of the World, Richard Bulliet discusses the History of the World to 1500 CE, focusing on Tropical Africa and Asia:

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