The outgoing president of the Modern Language Association Robert Scholes used his farewell speech to admonish literature professors from around the country about the state of their field.
A frequent criticism of current humanities instruction is that it focuses on what to think, rather than how to think. The humanities have become dogmatic and provincial.
A Humanities curriculum should promote and foster human rights across the globe, according to three professors who convened at the Modern Language Association conference to discuss “The Future of the Humanities in a Fragmented World.”
The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.
Distance learners beware. If you sign up for “United States History II: 1865 to Present” with Mary Buggie-Hunt, you may get a perspective on America’s past that you had not bargained for.
After months of persecution by the administration of the University of Oklahoma, geophysicist David Deming answered back with more than a letter-to-the-editor or inter-office memo. He has sued OU officials in federal court.
In order to major in journalism, students must take two prerequisites, one of which is Cultural and Historical Foundations Communication. Those who expect a course in the history of journalism will be disappointed.
Accuracy in Academia’s executive director, Malcolm A. Kline, has an article in USA TODAY about the less-than-African roots of Kwanzaa.
The material covered in Western Civ is not important only for one’s academic foundation, but also for the understanding of culture and one’s place in that culture.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History traces America’s history from the pilgrims to the Clinton years, drawing on some rarely seen historical quotations.