I think that I would love to sit and read like this. Obviously, it is a different experience for different kinds of kids. I glanced at the curriculum on their website and it is, as Bruni suggests, white male European based. I think that they could broaden their definition of the Great Books to consider some other sources, but, it's their college, not mine.
PC still has required Western Civ for the first two years. I went to an accepted students day there with child number 4 and was impressed by the full-throated defense of the liberal arts that was made at a school with plenty of business majors. The professor who spoke at the event indicated that they considered non Western contributions to history and culture in the class in comparison to the traditional western civilization studies.
Post by sader1970 on Sept 12, 2018 10:05:03 GMT -5
Being in RI and know lots and lots of PC grads, I am afraid that most of them think these requirements are passe and non-beneficial to their education. Now, if they had the kind of administrators we have at Holy Cross now, they would do away with these requirements since some people/alums/students are objecting. Wonder what PC faculty thinks? Bet the ones teaching these courses believe they are critical.