Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nerd News: Harvard's New Undergraduate Curriculum

Last year I noted that Harvard was in the process of changing its undergraduate curriculum.

Well, the thing has been done, and I haven't had the chance to read the whole thing yet. One professor has, and he's published his response. A blurb:

The recently published Final Report of the Task Force on General Education presents a strikingly cogent account for general education. The report encourages firmer, more substantive, more coherent expectations for the general education of undergraduates. As a result, we now have a useful, readable constitution for postmodern undergraduate education in America. The only problem is that it is a constitution for an intellectual and moral banana republic.


Well, if you recall, in my earlier post on this, I'd cynically said this was the case.

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