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|
Number and nature
|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,
|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.|