Do you have a unique philosophy for scholarship and teaching?
Dr. Jonathan Z. Smith discusses how important it is for college to teach students how to think, read, and argue. There are no indispensible subjects, but all should lead to the same goal if taught correctly. He makes this point by explaining how he taught an entire course using the telephone Yellow Pages – he says it is not about what you study, but how you deal with complexity. Dr. Smith suggests that there are some fields of study that are better beginning points than others; religion just happens to be his favorite.
Smith, Jonathan Z. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Jonathan Z. Smith Engages with the Question: Do You Have A Unique Philosophy for Scholarship and Teaching?" November 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/185
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