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The Seminar Course Can Save Civility

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The only college courses I remember taking happened around a seminar table. I became an intellectual at those tables by talking about ideas in an intimate, authentic way. Now, I teach seminar courses, and when I walk into the classroom for the first time in the term, I am always moved by the faces around the table, by their distinctiveness and willingness to open their minds to me—and each other.

The seminar format is sometimes called the “Harkness table,” derived from a gift by Edward Harkness to Phillips Exeter Academy…

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