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Liberal Arts

smart students while Art subject are for the lazier students. As a result, students are gradually becoming less interested in Liberal Arts. People have chosen Science subjects over Art subjects because they believe that less intelligent students study arts, getting a good job is difficult in the arts field, and they are not willing to commit the time and money needed to study arts. In the article "The Liberal Arts: Preserving Humanity," Jennifer Urbanek talks about how Liberal Arts has lost popularity...

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Liberal Arts Education

IENG 031. 01 Spring 2009 Liberal Arts Education Robert Harris’ article, “On the Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education” on page 1-6 of the website VirtualSalt (March 14, 1991), is written in enumeration mode. The purpose of the article is persuading the reader to think about the advantages of liberal arts education. The article has a positive tone because it is optimistic, and respectful. Harris lists several rewards of liberal arts education. First, liberal arts education can help you become...

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The Value of Liberal Art Degrees

are valuable in today’s society, specifically if Liberal Art Degrees are “worth it”. People who earn Liberal Arts Degrees have less job opportunity and security than those who major in skill specific labor such as engineering or the healthcare field. Graduates who major in skill specific labor are more likely to find a job that requires their degree than those who major in Liberal Art Studies. The liberal arts spectrum covers broad subjects in arts and sciences which leaves many employers confused...

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Defending Liberal Arts

 Sanford J. Ungar: Defender of the Liberal Arts William Butler Yeats is accredited with once saying “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” It seems this idiom no longer rings true; today’s preferred education encompasses the regurgitation of technical jargon in the hopes of finding a job. People now deem Liberal Arts degree worthless; it’s too expensive and impractical in today’s job market. The sciences and career colleges are where the jobs lie. In the battle...

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Why Liberal Arts?

Most students question why we have to go to school and take liberal arts courses that do not necessarily prepare us for our field. When we ask our professors or teachers, they tell us it is because we should learn to be “well rounded” students. This is not enough to convince many. Students do not have a real understanding of why liberal arts education is helpful so they do not see the need to learn it. Many students only memorize the facts to pass the tests they have to take and then forget it because...

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Liberal Arts Technology

2014 Technology in Liberal Arts Education Are the liberal arts becoming less pertinent and less respected in society today due to technology? Technology is taking over every college student’s life for writing research papers, doing the research, and many other non college related activities such as social media. Technology could produce a loss of liberal arts education because of its rapid growth. Technology could also motivate more students to take part in liberal arts because it is so far...

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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Colleges Despite popular belief, Harvard College was first founded, as an institution of higher learning in America is 1636; over one hundred years before the New England colonies officially became states (Masci). This is an example of how important education has been, and still is to this country today. Harvard, a liberal arts college, was also founded over one hundred years before the first state university, making liberal arts colleges far more experienced in the education of its’...

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A Liberal Arts Education

A Liberal Arts Education A liberal arts education provides students with a broad spectrum of information enabling them to expand knowledge and to advance society in a positive direction. This universal education provides a strong foundation of knowledge in many subjects. The students can observe the strengths and capabilities, as well as the limitations of each field of study. This allows the students to find connections between diverse fields of study, to explore them, and to discover new...

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Liberal Arts Improves Us for Society

Liberal Arts Improves Us for Society Rarely are we fortunate to get a glimpse into a brilliant mind as it grows closer to its inevitable super nova burnout and self-destruction. Before David Foster Wallace took his life in 2008, he gave us an insight into his personal hell with the “Kenyon Commencement Speech” in 2005. During this commencement speech he discusses the use of a broad base knowledge curriculum that transforms people into understanding and productive citizens. I agree that a liberal...

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Benefits of a Liberal Arts Degree in Appellate Court Judges

Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education in Appellate Court Judges Appellate Court judges are the final stop for most of the federal cases in the United States. They hear cases which come from large areas or regions, often encompassing a large number of cultural variances. Rather than hold trials, appellate court judges review decisions of trial courts for errors of law. Court of appeals decisions, unlike those of the lower federal courts, establish binding precedents. Other federal courts...

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