The liberal arts as a gateway to the future
In their study, Academically Adrift, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa came to a troubling conclusion. Examining students enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities, they found that the majority "did not demonstrate significant improvement in learning" after four years of study. In fact, they argued, these students often left the university with less aptitude for writing and reasoning than when they graduated from high school. The one notable exception, however, were those who selected a major in the liberal arts.
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