Even more reasons to study the liberal arts
The liberal arts are for free people A classical liberal arts education used to be synonymous with higher education. To study the liberal arts was to study what it means to live and think as people who are free. This required broad understanding of human nature, of theology, literature, languages, history, philosophy, rhetoric, logic, music, mathematics, and science. It required knowing how these various disciplines interact, how they help us understand who we are and where we've been, and how they apply to new situations and shed light on current events.
The system of offering multiple majors at the undergraduate level didn’t begin until late in the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution’s demand for well trained—but not necessarily well educated—workers. Universities became extensions of the factory, making employability the highest (and, in most of our current culture, the only) goal of higher education. Yet for all their promises of providing employable skills, university …
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