The Bard Meets Dilbert

by P.D. Lesko AS COLLEGE STUDENTS look over lists of fall classes, this much is clear: These aren’t your parents’ course catalogues. Multicultural studies have grown. There also are more technology-related classes and courses exploring traditional subjects in nontraditional ways. We found these examples of unconventional offerings. THE BARD MEETS DILBERT. School: Columbia University Business School. Name of course: “In Search of the Perfect Prince” Description in course catalogue: “I [the instructor] believe one can learn more about leadership from reading Shakespeare’s plays than from reading most modern tomes on the subject. . . . We will identify, try to understand, and debate the issues that Shakespeare poses for us. […]
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