Academic Questions

Curriculum

Why We Need to Read

Karen Swallow Prior

Reading, according to Karen Prior, forms one’s character, cultivates virtues such as patience, attentiveness, diligence, and humility, and leads to greater academic and professional success. Why, then, are American colleges and universities requiring less of it?

Fragmenting the Curriculum

Daniel Bonevac

Bonevac documents the disappearance of Western Civilization and other broad interdisciplinary humanities courses, along with the dwindling of traditional survey courses. The result is that college graduates emerge with little knowledge of subjects beyond their majors, and only narrow slices of that to boot.

Ecologism: The Campus Cult of Victimhood

Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz examines how privileged students use the "global warming apocalypse," radical environmentalism, and victimhood to cash in on academia's upside-down market in prestige.

Restoring a More Productive College Curriculum

Chuck Stetson

Chuck Stetson outlines a plan for preparing college students for success in work and in life.

Curriculum by Plebiscite

Herbert I. London