General Education: 8 courses

World Citizenship (5) Fuller Life  (3)
Aim Habit of sustained , collaborative, research-based quantitative and non quantitative analytical thought To reach a deep appreciation for at least three of the following life joys: Music, art, drama, dance, athletics
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Number and nature

of courses

Five courses on each of the most important issues facing mankind – peace/security, sustainable prosperity,

Justice, freedom, and truth. To understand any one of the 5 demands studying all 5.

Three courses in the

three areas in which the student is least proficient.

Deep appreciation requires practice.  The goal will be to reach a basic level of proficiency

that brings a deep joy and perhaps a life long hobby.

How – 2



Each class of each course structured around preparing a capstone project incorporating

the seven disciplines: economics, politics, history, ethics, science, statistics, rhetoric.

Capstone projects could include a 12 bar blues composed and performed,

a self-portrait drawing, a film, a balanced fitness program designed,

executed, logged

How – 3


Elements of capstone

The capstone project should incorporate an oral presentation, a written essay, and a three-by-three posterboard. Each capstone would include a portfolio of each stage of skill development

as well as journal entries

explaining each stage.

How – 4


Ideology and Models

The courses should be co-taught by professors from

opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Great models for how to do this already exist:

The work of Betty Edwards, Scott Houston

How – 5


Toolkit and Hiring

The course toolkit should include: the thematic  journal, before and after test, checklist, matrix,

and calendar, setting a foundation for disciplined

civic life after graduation.

Colleges will have to hire many more practicing musicians, artists, dramatists, dancers, and coaches to accomplish this. Funding options are many.