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  Integration of the Liberal Arts
The faculty and staff in the College of Letters and Science are committed to the promotion of the liberal arts as the key to understanding the value of a broad education and the connectedness among the various disciplines.
A liberal arts education challenges students to appreciate their cultural heritage, to be sensitive to diverse traditions and opinions and to value truth.
Liberal Arts: The liberal arts constitute the collective enterprise of seeking and finding the truth about the world of nature (the natural sciences), the world of society (the social sciences), and our inner world (the humanities).
www.uwosh.edu /cols/liberal_art_integ.htm   (5412 words)

  
 Contributions to liberal theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These individuals are strongly associated with the liberal tradition and instrumental in the exposition of political liberalism as a philosophy.
Liberalism as a specifically named ideology begins in the late 18th century as a movement towards self-government and away from aristocracy.
He places liberalism clearly as the opposite of conservatism and opened the road for a government coalition with the social democrats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_liberal_thinkers   (4761 words)

  
 GalbraithandFeudalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Liberalism after World War II In much of the West, expressly liberal parties were caught between "conservative" parties on one hand, and "labor" or social democratic parties on the other hand.
Liberals agree on the idea that society should have very limited interests in the private behavior of its citizens in the areas of private sexual relations, free speech, personal conscience or religious beliefs, as well as political association.
liberalism tends to deviate from this definition of the term "liberal" in that it espouses the use of the power of government to achieve a variety of desirable goals, ranging from social justice to economic equality.
dks.thing.net /GalbraithandFeudalism.html   (7455 words)

  
 Ralph Nader's flawed strategy
The Nation, along with most all of "liberal America," or, as Ralph Nader would say the "liberal intelligencia" remains trapped in the two-party shell game according to which the lesser evil is always preferable.
Bush's rightist course has permeated liberal intellectual discourse, bending the minds of a diverse range of reformist thinkers from Sheer to Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, and from the leaders of United for Peace and Justice to the National Organization for Women.
Bush's list of crimes, the PATRIOT Act, war and more war, massive deficit spending and social cutbacks, "unfair trade," horrific globalization policies that ruin the lives of billions, homophobia, unprecedented military spending, and all the rest are employed to make the case that this man is the exception to the usual run-of-the-mill pro-corporate presidents.
www.geocities.com /mnsocialist/nader.html   (3922 words)

  
 Core Curriculum at Boston University
A liberally educated person faces the future with the great poets as companions, the philosophers as friends; with knowledge of what is splendid, far-reaching, and dangerous about science, upon which much of our future depends; with the conviction that human concerns are ethical as well as experimental.
With a liberal education you are among those to whom the great religious thinkers most searchingly speak, for whom the great novelists create reverberant worlds.
The Core offers the foundation of a liberal education; a structured curriculum and a dedicated and supportive faculty; a sense of community with other Core students; and an array of knowledge and skills that will put you among those students most capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities of college life.
www.bu.edu /core/about/about.htm   (957 words)

  
 Ten Ways to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree
Liberal arts classes tend to focus on ideas and how to handle them, and the courses are organized around reading books, having discussions, and composing papers.
Liberal arts degrees are great preparation for careers in business, teaching, journalism, law, the arts, and many other careers.
Liberal arts majors, particularly those in the quantitative or analytic liberal arts (economics, statistics, psychology, life sciences, etc.) have excellent problem solving skills, and are able to frame a problem, consider options and make reasoned decisions based on investigation.
www.quintcareers.com /marketing_liberal-arts_degrees.html   (3766 words)

  
 Liberal Education | Fall 2003 | MY VIEW: The Global "Liberation" of Liberal Learning
Liberal education is finding new resonance among young people in our age of new, global challenges.
This basic function of liberal education—this "liberation" that shows us where we fit in and how we get around—has a new relevance today, when the rest of the world is at our doorstep.
It must be resisted by proponents of liberal learning's alternative vision emphasizing critical analysis, tolerance, and reconciliation—a vision that does not recoil when confronting change, but that invites different societies to take part in a common dialogue under an umbrella of collective responsibility.
www.aacu.org /liberaleducation/le-fa03/le-fa3myview.cfm   (2125 words)

  
 Liberal Islam: A Source-Book
"Liberal Islam" is not a contradiction in terms; it is a thriving tradition and undergoing a revival within the last generation.
This anthology presents the work of 32 prominent Muslims who are share parallel concerns with Western liberalism: separation of church and state, democracy, the rights of women and minorities, freedom of thought, and human progress.
Although the West has largely ignored the liberal tradition within Islam, many of these authors are well-known in their own countries as advocates of democracy and tolerance.
www.unc.edu /~kurzman/LiberalIslam.htm   (569 words)

  
 Website of Congressman Chris Van Hollen :: Speech :: Tribute to Dean Phyllis O'Callaghan and the Georgetown University ...
The majority of students in the Liberal Studies program are ``working students,'' and the program reflects the intellectual curiosity, breadth of interest, and professional experience of these students whose lives and occupations most graduate programs do not address.
The Liberal Studies Program graduate and undergraduate degrees are academically structured, intellectually demanding, and personally enriching carrying into the 21st century the Georgetown-Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.
She is active in the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs and a Member of its Board of Directors.
www.house.gov /apps/list/speech/md08_vanhollen/tributetoocallaghan.html   (623 words)

  
 Mises's Legacy for Feminists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although the movement embraced a profound bias against capitalism, much of the thrust of liberal feminists was aimed at removing the legal barriers and inequities confronting women.
With the death of the ERA and the consequent disillusionment of liberal feminists, the ideology of gender feminism came to the forefront and began to exert a defining influence on many issues.
The form of feminism that draws most heavily upon classical liberalism is undoubtedly individualist feminism, which traces its roots as an organized force to the abolitionist movement in America.
www.libertyhaven.com /thinkers/ludwigvonmises/misesslegacy.shtml   (3283 words)

  
 Gift Hub: Think Tank Thinkers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The difference, from think tank thinkers, is that a philosopher turns the sophistry into satire while the think tank thinker proffers it as truthy-enough as he or she heads to the pay window to collect the wages of shame.
He was writing in response to my offer of $10 for any thinker from a certified think tank, or for that matter from a reputable K-Street lobbying firm, who would post on a blog or comment at Gifthub on serving Donor Intent, how we can, why we should.
Better that they be broken up into think tanks and educational institutions dedicated to serving the intentions of their wealthy funders whether the public is well-served or not.
www.gifthub.org /think_tank_thinkers   (5189 words)

  
 [Vwar] knee jerk dumb shit liberals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Though liberals regard themselves as intellectual—their views, after all, are those of nearly all university professors—liberal thought has almost died.
Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ: Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Imperialist, Bigoted, Intolerant.
And here is the list of one-word descriptions of what liberals are for: Peace, Fairness, Tolerance, The poor, The disenfranchised, The environment.
www.lists.opn.org /pipermail/org.opn.lists.vwar/2006-June/019326.html   (271 words)

  
 Best mailing lists on the Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In an attempt to build bridges between the somewhat isolated islands of wisdom in cyberspace, I have compiled a selected list of about 100 Internet mailing list descriptions, contact addresses and related data that I consider likely to be of interest to any sufficiently intelligent person.
I recommend you to look into the full ASCII version of this guide for more detailed descriptions of publicly advertised interesting mailing lists as well as info on many lists that are not publicly advertised.
A list of mailing lists that are run for free (with commercial ads at ther end of each message) can be found at www.onelist.com You can also use this service to start your own mailing list.
www.lucifer.com /~sasha/lists.html   (547 words)

  
 Jonah Goldberg's Goldberg File on National Review Online
As I've written a bunch of times, I think liberals have cut themselves off from their own intellectual tradition, to the point where the giants of the true liberal tradition — Locke, Smith, the Founders, etc. — are vastly more celebrated on the right than on the left.
Despite the caricatures of liberalism perpetrated by many on the right, there's a great deal of realism and sober analysis to be found on the liberal side of the aisle.
Goldman was an esteemed liberal historian who taught at Princeton and served as an adviser to LBJ from 1963 to 1966.
www.nationalreview.com /goldberg/goldberg200601240820.asp   (2099 words)

  
 The Anonymous Liberal: Glenn's Book and Blogonomics
When people abandon the heart of the liberal tradition and use it to divide the rest of us, they are not part of the solution.
Although there is much benefit from interchange of ideas here on a blog, it is equally useful to have an opportunity to hear the leading thinkers through their writings, solely their personal narrative in their terms.
I consider myself a liberal in the classic sense, i.e., someone who tries hard to approach issues with an open mind and to rely on empirical evidence and logical analysis (not rigid ideology) to guide my thinking.
www.anonymousliberal.com /2006/04/glenns-book-and-blogonomics.html   (1372 words)

  
 ✫ Liberal Capitalist Party RFC :: Liberty~Prosperity~Confidence ✫   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This being the case, the liberal capitalist approach to reform wouldn't be the abolition of the death penalty, but rather the creation of a "death in prison" penalty, where those convicted of the most heinous crimes are imprisoned in high-security, solitary death row conditions for the remainder of their natural lives.
She then goes on to mention Unity08 and list the major issues where the two parties are experiencing disconnects with their constituents.
Her list is pretty good, although she does include in it the recent zeitgeist on illegal Mexican immigration.
www.liberalcapitalist.com   (9628 words)

  
 Betrand Russell --Great Minds, Great Thinkers
A prolific writer, Bertrand Russell was also a populariser of philosophy and a commentator on a large variety of topics, ranging from very serious issues to the mundane.
Continuing a family tradition in political affairs, he was a prominent liberal but also a socialist and anti-war activist for most of his long life.
His paternal grandfather, John Russell, the 1st Earl Russell, had been Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s, and was the second son of the 6th Duke of Bedford.
www.edinformatics.com /great_thinkers/russell.htm   (2933 words)

  
 Liberal.ca :: Renewal
Under the Commission, more than two dozen task forces, comprised of Liberals and leading Canadian thinkers, were asked generate reports to assist the Party in its policy development process.
And so, over the next six weeks, the Renewal Commission will be releasing the various task force reports for Liberals to discuss and reflect on as we move through this important phase in the life of the Party.
Bobbi Éthier is the past President of the Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba) and served as co-chair of the 2003 Liberal Party Leadership Convention.
www.liberal.ca /renewal_e.aspx   (725 words)

  
 Liberal Studies Online Course Master List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Better writers are better communicators and better thinkers and better able to take advantage of life’s opportunities.
The students will be introduced to the concept of interdisciplinary inquiry, which is the foundation of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree.
This course is faculty driven with full flexibility for the director of the study in depth to manage the task in accordance with the subject undertaken.
www.ou.edu /cls/schedule/courses.htm   (5115 words)

  
 The American Spectator
What seemingly frightens liberals is the penetrating questions and different policy proscriptions that challenge their once secure worldview.
Even the once safely liberal mainline Protestant churches -- the Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and United Church of Christ -- are alarmed to find conservatives in their pews not only speaking up but seeking power within church hierarchies traditionally filled by liberals.
Piece by piece, trench by trench, the empire that was once American liberalism is under assault by men and women of all ages, incomes, faiths, races and professions.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=9943   (1278 words)

  
 American Thinkers
It is not for idle talk or joke telling, but this is a place where anybody from anywhere who thinks any certain way is invited to share their feelings and then learn from the other members.
The Library at American Thinkers is a great place to get caught up on all the latest.
The General board is for posting any announcements, comments, or questions you may have about American Thinkers to managers or to the general public.
groups.msn.com /AmericanThinkers   (542 words)

  
 Goucher College: The Liberal Education Curriculum
The purpose of liberal education has traditionally been to educate people who are thoughtful and engaged, who can see the world broadly, and who are flexible of mind, body, and spirit.
They are critical thinkers, they are strong communicators, and they are adaptable to the world's changing landscape.
Liberal education is a tradition that comes from a democratic, American sensibility about the nature of citizenship and the nature of knowledge.
www.goucher.edu /x11015.xml   (479 words)

  
 Legal Affairs Debate Club - Who Could Win Every Senator’s Vote?
Prado has mixed what some might describe as a slightly liberal record on criminal, immigration, and federalism cases with a slightly conservative record on matters involving business regulation and disability cases.
In any event, compiling the list will help identify the requisite qualifications and the type of candidate who might be acceptable, while the list might prove useful, should the president and the Senate reach an impasse.
These lists will be less comprehensive either because they are less probable sources of candidates, there are too many candidates to list them all or I lack sufficient familiarity with the sources.
www.legalaffairs.org /webexclusive/debateclub_cj0505.msp   (4554 words)

  
 University of Maine at Fort Kent - Registrar
Curriculum and Instruction is an integrated course, which covers methods of planning, instructing, and evaluating a diverse population of elementary (secondary) students.
Pre-service teachers will focus on major themes in the six key social science disciplines of geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science necessary to successful k-8 social studies instruction as defined by the State of Maine Learning Results and the k-8 social studies standards set by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
The course is to provide students with information and experiences that will enable them to demonstrate: Knowledge of content (concepts, notation, terminology) for teaching math; Activities that encourage methods of teaching; Ability to communicate math verbally and in writing.
www.umfk.maine.edu /registrar/courses/list.cfm?recordID=Edu   (3041 words)

  
 Wake up America: Individual Thinkers
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.......
An Individual Thinker is not often popular, not often well liked until they hit the history books, they are quite often misunderstood, called stubborn, pigheaded and a slew of other names, simply because they choose the think for themselves.
I have a list of my daily reads, to me, after reading their blogs for a while now, I have come to think of them as Individual Thinkers.
wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com /2006/10/individual-thinkers.html   (867 words)

  
 College of Liberal Arts Home Page
Together with the leadership of the twelve departments and the Center for the Arts and Humanities.
The College of Liberal Arts academically shapes the core of the well-rounded Auburn student through study of the humanities and the human arts.
We engage with business and industry and seek continually to strengthen connections between professional, scientific, and liberal education to sustain an exciting intellectual environment for faculty, students, and the community at large.
www.cla.auburn.edu   (255 words)

  
 Turn Left: Liberal Friendly Places - Takoma Park
The progressive-countercultural hub of the Washington, DC area, it is a nuclear-free zone, has a rich tradition of activist involvement in town government, and is proud of its strong community spirit.
If you could imagine all the traditional liberal constituencies getting together decades ago and segregating (integrating?) themselves into an "Old Neighborhood", this would be it.
Takoma Park is the type of community that's just always been a liberal-friendly place to live, even if you're the only liberal living there, and it seems almost incidental that most white residents are either professional free-thinkers or ex-Movement participants.
www.turnleft.com /places/takoma_park.html   (466 words)

  
 Geonomy Society geonomics
Believing, perhaps, that there may not be enough rent to go around, most thinkers focused on the taking of it, via taxation, rather than the sharing of it, via entitlements.
Also, when FORBES annually lists the nation's richest 400, he often follows with an article noting how a majority of them are owners of sizeable chunks of nature.
Those thinkers trying to heal the planet are recapitulating the intellectual development of the past, the share-Earth idea.
www.progress.org /geonomy/thinkers.html   (6401 words)

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