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    Liberal Arts Education

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    In America, a liberal arts degree seems to be such a demand. High schoolers are pressured to apply to many different colleges and pick a high paying/achieving degree that takes at least four years to achieve. But if you dig a little deeper into why college seems to be so important, is it really necessary to go to college for four years? Will a liberal arts degree actually benefit you and worth the years it takes it attain one? The articles “The New Liberal Arts” by Sanford J. Ungar and “Are Too Many People Going to College?” by Charles Murray go into much detail about this topic. Charles Murray expresses in his article that a liberal arts education should not be so important to everyone and that for many people, it can be very difficult and…

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    In the 17th century, a liberal arts education consisted of the following courses: grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. The only people who got to partake in this form of education were the male aristocrats; if the word “liberal” is broken down, it can mean “to grow,” “one grows,” or “free.” (Cronon, 1998) What good is liberal education if only a particular group of people benefits from this enlightenment and not everyone? Today, a lot of schools claim to offer a…

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    • In your opinion, what is the value of a liberal arts education? While there are a vast number of reasons to value a liberal arts education, expounding upon all of them would take far too many pages. Among them are the So, the most valuable parts of a liberal arts education are that it provides a framework within which students can not only explore all of their passions, but also discover new ones, it provides a broad and deep knowledge base that serves as a strong foundation applicable to any…

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    A Liberal Arts Education

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    Multidisplinary is learning through incorporating many different subjects into your education. By learning to subject through the lens at different disciples you truly understand it. A liberal arts education is multipdisplinary, it encourages to venture outside you major and make connections back to it in other fields. It is argued that a liberal arts education creates a more well-rounded student, a student who with better reasoning, communication skills and social skills. “A liberal arts…

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    To get a liberal education, there is often a required number of credit hours, subjects, and classes you have to take. But this is not what it means to be liberally educated. You don’t take the classes and suddenly level up into a more educated person. Liberal education is a way of living and using your freedom of education to acknowledge the connections we have with other people and the world around us. The goal of liberal education is to help you grow and use your growth to further human…

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    It has long been debated whether a liberal arts education is more beneficial to a student than a technical or standard education. Should one concentrate one’s time and energy only on the subject of his/ her major? Would a broader education, filled with a wide variety of interesting subjects to explore, be a better option? The choice is really up to the individual. There are a number of things to consider in this decision making. Some of these are: the type of career one would like to pursue, the…

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    Education plays a vital role for every individual in the day to day life. To be considered respectable or worthy of a job position, the first means of evaluation is normally the level of education that one has acquired. With that said, there are numerous institutions of learning; education begins when a person is less than 10 years all the way past high school. Primary school as well as high school education is usually considered compulsory in most countries but in the current century, tertiary…

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    Christian liberal arts education more completely prepares its graduates for life than does other education tactics, especially over a general liberal arts study. These universities seek to prepare a student for all aspects of life—wherever and whatever they may be—as a loving, Christ follower. This methodology differs greatly from those used by other institutions for higher learning. A liberal arts degree in the non Christian world focuses on laying a foundational education that will prepare the…

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    Liberal Education Essay

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    higher education has been on, science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as, STEM. In today’s economy “of changing demographics, 24/7 news cycles, and a global marketplace, the liberal arts are critical to success in every economic sector.” (Huff) A liberal education helps prepare students to shape change not just be victims of it (MICH ROTH PG11). It provides students with skills that allow them to succeed in the workplace and in life. A liberal education matters because we matter. …

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    Shorris Liberal Education

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    In Shorris’ article “On the Uses of a Liberal Education” he spoke about the essence of inquiry. He took an unconventional approach to a well-known issue, he proposed that poor education perpetuated the life of the poor. Shorris used his resources and skills to take a group of willing lower class participants and taught them the humanities in hopes that they would, afterward, be able to participate more successfully in society – which they were. From the first 16 course graduates, ten were…

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