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    Liberal Arts degree is often misconstrued as a nonentity type of degree, inconsequential or positively unserviceable. However, I came to find that someone who may not have done his research might have conceived these allegories. I confess, for a while I was under the same impression, indoctrinated in the same beliefs that if I can’t focus on just one field, then therefore I shouldn’t have a degree at all. When I came to the conclusion that that was entirely false, I decided to delve further into the matter and conducted my own research. Careerkey.org defines Liberal Arts as an assortment of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, accentuating a range of study. (careerkey.org). One college that thrives as a liberal arts college is, of course, The College of New Rochelle. Although it’s primary focus is the liberal arts, it gives its student the opportunity to pursue additional interests. There are five areas of interest at the College of New Rochelle and today we will explore all five as well as three of their branches and sub-branches. We will begin first with Communications. Communications, as asserted by the college itself, “prepares individuals to assume leadership positions in corporate communications, public relations, organizational communication, advertising, and other…

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    What is Liberal Arts College? Who would even go to tiny bity schools that call themselves colleges for a degree? These were the questions that I was frequently asked by my friends while applying for colleges. These big university braggers stated that I will not have a future after Liberal Arts College. One of the universal opinions about Liberal Arts College is a type of fancy colleges for liberal and artsy students, whose parents are rich and have million spare money. After being in a Liberal…

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    Doing College the Liberal Arts Way: A Response to, ‘What do you do with a B.A. in history?’ Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. Ken Saxon, a graduate student from Princeton, presents his ideas about students taking this approach to college in his writing titled, “What do you do with a B.A. in history?” It discusses how students with knowledge of the wider world are more prepared for life after…

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    On May 20, 2016, my adviser and I sat down to have a discussion about the university required courses and courses that was mandatory for the Liberal Arts college. English 101 was one of the classes I chose to take my first semester because I knew I had more knowledge on writing efficient papers because of my previous AP English courses in high school. In high school, I was always told that I was an adequate writer because I knew the basic of connecting ideas that provided a clear concrete…

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    Arts Vs Liberal Arts

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    According to the Washington Post in 2010, only twenty-seven percent of individuals actually use their college degree on a daily basis (“Only 27 Percent of College Grads Have a Job Related to Their Major”). Taking this fact into consideration, an individual should be more interested in learning how to develop and improve himself or herself rather than simply pass the classes. The benefit to studying at a liberal arts college is that it “ is not intended to prepare or certify students for specific…

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    What is a liberal arts education? William Cronon (to me) gave the best description of a liberal arts degree and what makes a student liberally educated. Cronon stated that “Freedom and Growth; are values when we speak of a liberal education” (5). I believe that to be liberally educated you must be able to grow on things you 've learned, branch out in a sense. It’s not about how you learn, it’s what you learn and how you use what you learn that makes you liberally educated. Many people ask why a…

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    been the President of multiple liberal arts college as well as a long time educator. She elaborated on the positives of a liberal arts education through five paradoxical questions. These were her five questions: 1) What does liberal arts mean? 2) What is a liberal arts education? 3) Is a liberal arts education useful or useless? 4) What can you do with a liberal arts education? 5) Is a liberal arts education different from a liberal arts college? She used these questions to make her full case…

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    health and function again. Nurses have incredible science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) like skills that are very useful in health-care facilities. Liberal arts helps in terms of developing skills that are more applicable in everyday life that are still creates an impact in high educated occupations like nursing. Humes (2012), a professor of creative writing at the University of Victoria, lists the certain types of skills that develop though liberal arts courses: “…critical…

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    Ungar and his Liberal Arts Degree Sanford J. Ungar, the writer of “The New Liberal Arts”, argues that a liberal arts degree isn’t as questionable of a decision as believed to be. He trusts that a smaller independent college is a much more intimate setting where students continue learning habits that only better their mentality in terms of education and personality and will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives. More specifically Ungar believes that attending a liberal arts school…

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    The Great Conversation by Robert M. Hutchins, Statement of Liberal Education by Association of American College & University, What Is a 21st Century Liberal Education by Association of American College & University (AAC&U’s), and Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire’s are four articles that explain what liberal education stand for and what has been accomplished over the years. From reading the four articles they explained how liberal education has helped empower students and helped then…

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