"One of the reason's I'm going to get a degree is I'm the only person in my immediate family who doesn't have at least a bachelors. Both of my parents were military and both are also highly educated, and my brother has an…"
"Most of us cannot afford to not have a job. A college degree, for better or worse, usually means a better paying job. You can rail all you wish about the issues of institutionalized education, certainly it has some. But I, personally, am happy to…"
"As I recall, Josh dropped out before college? Not sure. Anyway, this is not someone with extensive experience of higher ed. On the other hand, he does have a tailcoat, and a rather impressive robe thing for spiritual practices in…"
"I spent almost 4 years there working for No Such Agency. I remember when the DINFOS school was being built. I hated my job, but loved living in the area. I used to try to spend time in the Baltimore Inner Harbor or drive to where I can catch…"
"A sort of current issues class would be good. Something important that generations are losing is their interest in what is happening around them and understanding what they can do about it. Something else could be useful would be a life lessons…"
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More