Sanford Ungar The New Liberal Arts Analysis

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The liberal arts are many things. The study of liberal arts encompasses the arts as suggested by the title, math, and certain science (such as astronomy). It is debated by some whether the study of liberal arts is a good idea or not. A student on the verge of graduating high school have the decision on what to study. Often, he is told to study for just a specific career path and not to worry so much about general studies or the liberal arts. Basically, he is told to follow a path of study that will lead him to being thrust into the world of jobs and job markets the quickest. The discussion of this topic takes into consideration, cost, job availability, and future expectations. Sanford Ungar also takes these things into consideration in his article, "The New Liberal Arts." In the article, Ungar gives seven common misconceptions about the study of liberal arts and then refutes the misconceptions and explains why they are misconceived using ethos, pathos, and logos. Ungar is using appeals of logic, credibility, and emotion to sway his audience to believe that even though it is thought that the study of liberal arts for this reason or that one; studying liberal arts is actually a great idea and would take he who studies the arts far. Ungar uses pathos …show more content…
The article also gives a better understanding of what should be taken into account before choosing whether or not to study the liberal arts. By understanding what Stanford Ungar is saying in, “The New Liberal Arts,” readers are able to make decision on future plans based on fact rather than belief alone. By knowing that studying liberal arts is not irrelevant, or impractical for any background a reader is shown that race or income is not as important as earning a degree which allows student to think critically, and communicate effectively no matter the career

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