Feb 20, 2019  
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HON 2500 - WHY BECOME EDUCATED?


This course explores the nature and purpose of a liberal arts education. Questions in this course may include: What is “education?” what is its function or purpose? What are the instrumental and intrinsic values of education? Is there a difference between education and training? What are the relationships between education, happiness, and success? What does it mean to be “liberally educated?” Ought the professional and liberal arts disciplines remain separate from each other, or should they be integrated with each other? Are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more important than humanities and the arts? Why are some people willing to die for their education? 

Prerequisites & Notes: Only HON status or instructor permission.

Credits: 3cr.



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