Saturday, January 1, 2022

A Tale of Two Curricula:

'General Education at St. John’s College and the University of Chicago'

Brandon Shin at The Chicago Maroon.

"Hutchins’s push against the New Plan started in 1930 after he became acquainted with Mortimer Adler, an instructor at Columbia University who would go on to become one of the leaders of the Great Books movement.

"According to a 2009 dissertation by William Scott Rule, Seventy Years of Changing Great Books at St. John’s College, which details the history of Great Books at St. John’s and beyond, Adler himself first encountered the idea of a Great Books education at Columbia University as a student in John Erskine’s General Honors course, a course which Adler would eventually go on to help teach."
(via Heather Salonga, at Great Conversations Reading Group)

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