Exordium II: The Business of Reading Great Literature: Why We Should Teach Literature to Business Students and Why That Matters to Classical Schools

Vigen Guroian

Basing his thesis upon an experiment he conducted last year with his Theology and Literature classes at Loyola University in Baltimore, Vigen discussed the demise of any form of literary commonplace in the modern university classroom.  The core Liberal Arts have been squeezed out by trade courses in “business” and most modern university students do not even know how to deal with stories and do not have their imaginations and morals informed by great literature.  This means most students “getting a degree” do not have much in the way of imagination or morals.  But he said it a lot better than that!

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