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Monday, March 19, 2012

Great Books programs Prepare Industry Leaders

Study of the Great Books is often looked at as a relic of the past, something we can't afford to have our students spend their time on because they need to be employable.  This article on community colleges shows the inherent and abiding value of a great books education for the development of business leaders, managers, and industry leaders.

The ability to think critically, consider differing viewpoints, a great deal of information simultaneoulsy, and communicate coherently are all skills honed in the study of the great books.  These skills, augmented by knowledge specific to a particular industry, make for a well balanced, effective leader and innovator in that industry.

Many colleges offer Great Books core curricula in addition to major fields of study.  Such programs are worthy of serious consideration.

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