The Origin of Law

The Origin of Law - beginning. This belief gave rise to...

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The History of our Discipline Intro. To English Studies The Origin of Law The study of law is one of the oldest educational disciplines, with its’ roots going all the way back to the earliest established institutes. The first western schools were developed during the Athenian democracies of the third, fourth, and fifth centuries, B.C. In these schools, knowledge was considered to be an integrated system and was taught as such. The standard course of study, also called the trivium, started with rhetoric, grammar and logic. Also, students studied the quadrivium, which was made up of courses in arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, and music. Once these initial subjects had been completed, the student could move on to a more specialized study, such as medicine, religion or law. These specialized studies were referred to as disciplines, which they continue to be called today. During the period of the Enlightenment, around the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, educators began to feel that specific disciplines required specific teaching methods from the
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Unformatted text preview: beginning. This belief gave rise to specialization of the standard course of study. This specialization continues today in all areas. In my discipline, law, specialization begins with obtaining an English major, on the pre-law track in a special language and cultural studies track. After this degree is earned, a student can then move on to law school. However, while higher education tends to be more specialized, all students are still given a rounded education. All students receive a broad education in grade school and, even in college, must take courses in order to satisfy the universitys core requirements, which force a student to take classes in many different areas to ensure that the person has more knowledge than his or her major provides. Works Cited McComiskey, Bruce. "Introduction." English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s). Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 2006. 1-65....
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