Interpreting the Liberal Arts: Four Lectures on the History and Historiography of the Liberal Arts

The Second Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts

February 8-9, 2002




Conversation Program


Session I:
A Historiographical Frescoe of the Liberal Arts

Discussion Facilitators:

· Michael Brint, California Lutheran University
· Kenyon Chan, Loyola Marymount University
· Russell Duke, Azusa Pacific University
· David Muller, Whittier College
· Darryl Tippens, Pepperdine University

In Defense of the Liberal Arts—Now Under Seige by Disciplinarians,
Technologists, Outcomers, Bottomliners, Customers and Profiteers
Session II:
The Emergence of Competing Traditions of Liberal Education

Discussion Facilitators:

· William Ascher, Pomona College
· Virginia Carson, Chapman University
· Gary Miller, Biola University
· Lois Oppenheim, University of Judaism
· Mary Williams, Mount Saint Mary’s College

Session III:
Alternative Historical Models of Liberal Education in the Twentieth Century

Discussion Facilitators:

· Harold Hellenbrand, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
· Kenneth Mangels, Concordia University Irvine
· Shirley Mullen, Westmont College
· David Strawn, Point Loma Nazarene University

Session IV:

Pressure Points on the Liberal Arts – A Roundtable Discussion