“An Educated Core” – Examining liberal arts curriculum at Yale-NUS

Rethinking what liberal-arts undergraduates ought to learn, and how

A recent article in Harvard Magazine by John S. Rosenberg examines new approaches in liberal arts undergraduate teaching and learning with a focus on the curriculum of several institutions, including Yale-NUS College, Yale’s joint venture with the National University of Singapore. Pericles Lewis is quoted in his role as founding president of Yale-NUS, ”Lewis emphasized two advantages Yale-NUS has had in defining itself: starting from scratch, and attracting faculty members interested in innovation and undergraduate teaching.” The article also notes, “Instruction at the new college emphasizes seminars and discussions, a relative rarity in Asian higher education.”


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