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Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth – SOLD OUT
April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021
This Great Books class is sold out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist.
featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities
Winner of the 2016 Frederic W. Ness Book Award sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities
An elegant and informative survey of the work of important thinkers. —Inside Higher Ed
High school counselors ask students their career goals when they guide their college choices. In this deep and intriguing book, Michael S. Roth suggests they also ask what kind of people they want to be both at work and at home for the rest of their lives. Vocations are important, but so are values, enthusiasms and the ability to think critically about everything they encounter, not just problems at work. Preserving the liberal arts is a fight that has to be fought in every generation. —The Washington Post
An eloquent defense of liberal education, seen against the backdrop of its contested history in America. —Yale University Press
Between pragmatism and idealism, the author strikes a moderate, balanced approach. The result is more like a primer on the history of higher education than a manifesto. —Kirkus Reviews
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, April 21 and 28
Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home
Register online or call 919.962.1544