Topic: The Professions in America
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Woodruff Library 773
|Prude, Jonathan D.||WRT.||4||1601||TBA.|
The colluquim will consider the origins, development and meaning of the professions in America from the Revolution to the present. Each week students will read an assignment in common and then meet to discuss the material. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of professional lawyers, doctors, artists, and sports figures, as well as the emergence of professional opportunities for women and minorities. The changing experience of young adults in choosing a profession and the relationship between vocational choice and the formation of personal identity will also be explored.
Readings will include sections from B. Franklin, Autobiography; N. Harris, The Artist in American Society; J. Auerbach, Unequal Justice; S. Lewis, Arrowsmith; R. Kahn, Boys of Summer; S. Turow, One L
No exams. There will be one paper, 15-20 pages, on a topic related to the course but of the student's choosing.
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