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Reading Assignment 9: About Liberal Education

Assigned: Thursday, 30 October 2003
Due: Tuesday, 4 November 2003

Read the following documents (some distributed in class, some available online) in preparation for a discussion on liberal arts education.

Kaiser, Daniel., Ketter, Jean., Rebelsky, Samuel., and Stone., John. (2001). A Proposed Mission Statement for Grinnell College. Online document available at http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~stone/mission-statement/hibiscus.xhtml. Undated. Visited 29 October 2003.

Grinnell College (2003a). Education in the Liberal Arts. Online document available at http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/catalog/education/. Undated. Visited 29 October 2003.

Grinnell College (2003b). Elements of a Liberal Education. Online document available at http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/catalog/education/elem/. Undated. Visited 29 October 2003.

Nussbaum, Martha (1997a). The Old Education and the Think-Academy. Introduction to Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Nussbaum, Martha (1997b). The New Liberal education. Conclusion to Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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