Monday, March 19, 2018

Branching out

From the Father Knows Best episode “Bud Branches Out” (October 12, 1959), father Jim Anderson speaking to his son Bud, a college freshman:

“I still say you ought to branch out more in the courses than you’re planning to. I know you’re taking a pre-engineering course, but remember, the successful engineer today also needs to know languages, economics, philosophy, the humanities.”
These days Jim’s advice sounds almost counter-cultural.

Other FKB posts
“Betty’s Graduation” : Flowers knows best : “Margaret Disowns Her Family” : “A Woman in the House” : “Your dinner jacket just arrived”

comments: 3

Pete said...

And bordering on bomb-throwing radical.

Michael Leddy said...

Yep. Sad to read JA’s words when right now The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about the fields of study, including philosophy, that may disappear from regional comprehensive universities.

Fresca said...

Makes ya weep.