ERIC Number: EJ771445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
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Can Professional Studies Be Included in the Liberal Arts Curriculum?
Innovative Higher Education, v29 n1 p67-81 Apr 2004
This article discusses a business school professor's approach to teaching a University Seminar, the first course in the freshman year component of the liberal arts requirements at Seattle Pacific University. Drawing on Cardinal Newman's "The Idea of a University" (1873/1947), three theses shaped the design of the seminar. First, the seminar topic should be put in historical, social, and ethical perspective. Second, the Christian Scriptures should provide a set of control beliefs that can be used in moral and practical discernment about the social responsibilities of business. Third, the use of common texts can help in fostering broader social goals.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Seminars, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Educational Principles, Moral Values, Educational Objectives, Course Content, Business, Responsibility, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Christianity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington