But the big argument was, “Is the human relations stuff better taught scattered through all the courses or is it better taught in a course of its own? If you scatter it you lose the opportunity to conceptualize and, in a sense, intellectualize. And argue, you may gain something because you don’t over-conceptualize and over intellectualize,” which is easy to do with human relations. . . .

But in the sense it was possible to teach human relations in any of these other courses, yes, Foltz’ Production Management and Walker’s Accounting is human relations stuff. But it didn’t have the theoretical underpinnings and the possibility of accumulating knowledge around your present concepts of a growing field that did if you separated the thing out, and organized it separately. At least that’s the way I would answer that.

George Lombard in the classroom