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ERIC Number: EJ861152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
The Best of Both Worlds: Infusing Liberal Learning into a Business Curriculum
Arenella, Lynn S.; Davi, Angelique M.; Veeser, Cyrus R.; Wiggins, Roy A., III
Liberal Education, v95 n1 p50-55 Win 2009
At Bentley College, a four-year private institution located in Waltham, Massachusetts, over 90 percent of students major in business disciplines. For decades, Bentley's strong arts and sciences departments have battled for a place within an overwhelmingly career-focused curriculum, and great strides have been made to change the traditional relationship between business and the arts and sciences. Recently, for example, students gained the opportunity to pursue a double major comprising a business discipline and an interdisciplinary liberal studies program. Over two recent summers, in an effort designed to facilitate the integration of liberal learning principles across the curriculum, the college has offered weeklong workshops to faculty in both business and the arts and sciences. Bentley's desire to integrate liberal learning principles across the curriculum is based on the belief that business and the arts and sciences are "complementary," rather than competitive, elements of a complete education. A genuinely rich education should be the basis for both professional success and a more meaningful life. This article describes how faculty in both business and the arts and sciences at Bentley College worked together, through a series of weeklong workshops, to integrate liberal learning principles across the college's overwhelmingly career-focused curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts