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ERIC Number: EJ1081207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Imagination and the Humanities in Honors across the Disciplines at a Jesuit University
Kraus, Joe
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n1 p47-50 Spr-Sum 2015
Not every student has done honors work in the humanities, but all students experience research at a human level that necessarily recalls the work of the humanities. This article describes how Joe Kraus, a professor of literature at the University of Scranton, was inspired to see applied humanities in stories of human experiences, which helped him imagine he could make the world a better place if he went to the classroom and worked on his writing instead of pursuing a career in law, medicine, or business. He suggests that the humanities are an essential feature of honors education in whatever field students choose for their research. Honors research--in the light of framing studies with philosophy, literature, and personal experience--is an expression of the self attempting to understand itself, which, however it manifests itself, is precisely the central subject of the humanities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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