Aug 30 2010

How do you define liberal arts education? Why is it beneficial?

Posted at 2:23 am under Uncategorized

Liberal arts education is when students focus on the major of their choice but while they are doing that they get introduced to a wide variety of academic subjects.

They are beneficial because they are usually smaller colleges which means that the student to faculty ratio is low, students are taught by professionals in their field instead of teaching assistants, the emphasis is on undergraduate education, and the students get their hands in many different areas instead of just completely focusing on one subject making them more versatile.

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2 Responses to “How do you define liberal arts education? Why is it beneficial?”

  1.   Nick Putnamon 30 Aug 2010 at 3:40 pm 1

    Sounds to me like you have this whole Liberal Arts Education thing down. I agreed in my blog that it was to make well rounded (versatile)individuals also.


  2.   Amanda Flatteryon 30 Aug 2010 at 3:41 pm 2

    I completely agree with what you’re saying here. I think we students here at Morningside seem to fall into the ritual of taking for granted the fact that we are always getting taught by actual professors and not teaching assistants. I think there is a lot to be said about this style of education. It doesn’t get enough credit. I know I’m glad I chose a private liberals arts college and not a public state school.