Five Misconceptions about the Liberal Arts

2019-08-19T00:21:06+00:00

Five Misconceptions about the Liberal Arts By Anne Harmon If you want to be a mechanical engineer, why spend time studying the history of Renaissance Europe? If your goal is to start a business, why bother with grammar? As both careers and courses of study become more narrowly focused, many students find themselves asking these questions. If you know what job you want to have, they reason, why not focus primarily on developing those skills throughout your education? An answer can be found in a very old philosophy of education: the liberal arts. Because this form of education is both old [...]