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Updated: 2011-11-01T10:05:51.746-06:00

 



fair enough! I think the problem lies in the rath...

2007-10-04T15:48:00.000-06:00

fair enough! I think the problem lies in the rather confusing light that plays upon the idea of academic standards in home economics...is this Martha Stewart skills, or is this nutritional science??? why is it in the humanities...well according to Petrarch, upon whom be peace, these studies are so called of the old ones because their chief end consists in the increase of mutual loving-kindness of minds; does this help at all???...in the local University-Shaped Object, home ec is taught as a branch of engineering. Go figger...



Thanks for your comment, Crimson Rambler, but that...

2007-10-04T09:46:00.000-06:00

Thanks for your comment, Crimson Rambler, but that's not quite what I meant. What I was trying to ask is that (a) Does an M.Div. qualify someone to *teach* home ec as an expert on the *level* required in an institution of higher ed? (b) Does the home ec program at Southwestern meet academic standards at all? (c) Why the heck is it in the humanities?

I'm not meaning to tarnish the reps of bundt-cake-making M.Divs or bundt-cake-makers who want to be M.Divs. Rather, I'm wondering why the two are together in an academic setting.



wait just a doggone minute...why is it a foregone ...

2007-10-04T09:20:00.000-06:00

wait just a doggone minute...why is it a foregone conclusion that somebody with an MDiv can't possibly know how to make a Bundt cake? OR -- and this is the one that stings, really -- that somebody who can make a terrific Bundt cake can't/won't/doesn't/wouldn't want to earn an MDiv? (I'm going to go home and move my diploma over next to the Bundt pan on the kitchen wall)
But seriously - is this what passes for logic in your neighborhood???