In yesteryear a "Renaissance Man" represented the pinnacle of learning. He was a person who knew something about everything. Society had great respect for his diversity. Today, in our society, the "Renaissance Man" has been replaced by the specialist. It is almost impossible to be proficient in a multiple of differing fields due to the massive amounts of in-depth information, yet it is possible to be a well-rounded individual by simply taking complete advantage of the American educational system. Unfortunately, society is constantly stressing a specialization within one's own profession with a disregard for all other branches of learning. This constant pressure is presently forcing our schools to metamorphosis into vocational training grounds. This creates two problems: it produces a vast number of partially educated people who are poorly trained for much more beyond the limits of their jobs and it forces students to shun subjects which do not translate directly into a job in preference of those which lead to more financial gain.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Art and technology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids; Art and science--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids; Graphic arts--Technique; Communications source book
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Vantine, Karin, "Communications sourcebook" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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