In my approach to read the article ” The New Liberal Arts” by Sanford J. Unger, I realized that he introduced his thesis on how under going a Liberla-Arts education is criticized by many . in his arguments he brings seven very important points of misconceptions.
First point discusses how it is assumed that Liberal-Arts education is just a fancy education, and under the recent economic changes it is not a necessity. But he argues that it’s a great help for students, to decide what’s best for them as a career choice, rather than getting driven by the economy to a unsatisfying job, that will only pay their bills and offers no sense of success.
Second point explains that it’s equally hard in a tough economic times to get a job with a Libera-Arts degree or any other degree, and he also points out that companies will always hire people with different skill sets.
Third point questions notion that lower-income students are more likely to pursue a more practical degree, he advocates that we all have some incline towards participating in fine arts regardless of social levels.
Fourth point claims that we can’t neglect Librel-Arts to achieve scientific advances ,he also claims that it’s the post secondary education that does in fact provide discipline needed to procure hight education.
Fifth point emphasises on differentiating between political liberal agenda, and the study of liberla-Arts, and how theses studies introduces the true meaning of democracy and embraces views and dialogues.
Sixth point tells us that its only im america that liberal arts studies needed before the pursue of higher education. And that the chinese are admiring that model as a successful way for better educational standards.
lastly he point out the availability of community college, to satisfy the liberal arts education, provides great education, and it’s also cost efficient .
I agree with the author points, and surely understand the significance of undergoing a Liberl-Arts course, as it’s a prefect tool to acquire proper communication skills.
I admire professor’s Ungres words on liberal-arts, he states” Through immersion in Liberal-Arts, students not just to make a living, but also to live a life rich in values and character” , in other words he believes that through Liberal-Arts education one doesn’t only satisfy requirements to earn a job title, but also to acquire the skills necessary for growth in individualism, and intellect.
As an illustration, in my experience, I have met people who were exceedingly qualified, and yet they would sit in a meeting or a presentation, and let some one else convey their voice, because they lacked the ability to articulate their ideas. or communicate properly.
In short, i think that Liberal-Arts is the solid foundation that one can build a great tower of qualifications and degrees on, knowing that he has what it takes to accomplish development and progress.