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Is a liberal arts education still needed in today’s economy?
January 7, 2005

Should a student get a college education to:a) learn a skillb) contribute to your communityc) know yourselfd) be well-rounded and think criticallye) all of the aboveThe answer to this question is something universities across the nation are considering, and the programs they offer depend on their answer.Is the purpose of a general or liberal arts education to introduce students to great works of music, art and literature that are considered the crowning achievements of civilization (the core model)? Or is it to gain an appreciation for ways of thinking through various academic fields and to learn how to ask questions and find answers (the distribution … » More …