Tag:liberal arts

  • To anyone who thinks the liberal arts should be a thing of the past

    Loosely defined, the phrase “liberal arts” refers to courses in Western philosophy, theology, literature, art, and history, with science and foreign languages playing a real but secondary role. For the ancient Greeks and many modern Westerners, the liberal arts have been thought necessary to cultivate good citizenship in a government…

  • Take time to broaden the mind

    From 2011 to 2017, the number of degrees awarded in history, religion, literature, philosophy, liberal arts, and the humanities went down, by 20 percent or more in some cases.