Bad news: it’s still a cafeteria plan, in which faculty pander to students’ desire for lots of choices.
Good news (well, perhaps): students have to study the U.S. and take courses on reason and faith, as well as on "the ethical life."
Of course, as long as a wide variety of relatively specialized courses fit into these capacious categories, it’s hard to claim that students are thereby prepared to be, among other things, "citizens of a democracy within a global society.”
``No general education should be timeless," he said. "Theres no question its a response to the world we live in now."
Now, all of what he said may have been more nuanced than that, but taken by itself this is a full embrace of trendiness. Hat tip: Stanley Kurtz.