A University Education for the 21st Century: The Opening of the American Mind is a book that I wrote in 2014. It is my hope that this work will help students, parents and university administrators in the way they think about a university education. This book, inspired in the Western liberal arts tradition, owes a lot to the writings of Blessed John Henry Newman.
In the next two weeks this site will post endorsements by various university professors. The book will be available through Amazon.
A University Education for the 21st Century answers questions that should be on the minds of all reflective young people: why study the liberal arts? Where would it be best for me to do so? And how, once in college or university, should I go about seeking an education that will shape both my intellect and will? Many high schools and universities do not provide sound guidance for young men and women asking these questions; Fr. Vélez’s book will be welcome and essential reading for them.
Professor of Philosophy
University of South Carolina