WMU’s College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 60 majors, generates nearly half of all WMU credit hours, and provides a high quality liberal arts core for all WMU students. Still, the nature and value of the liberal arts is not always clear, and has become the subject of an intense national discussion. As we map the shifting landscape with respect to attitudes about the liberal arts, we invite you to explore these links and to share ones that you'd like to see on the list.
- A Liberal Arts Curriculum in 2 Minutes, NPR
- New Report Documents That Liberal Arts Disciplines Prepare Graduates for Long-Term Professional Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
- How Liberal-Arts Majors Fare Over the Long Haul by Beckie Supiano
- Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts by David J. Skorton
- "Only Connect..." The Goals of a Liberal Education by William Cronon
- You're Majoring in What? by Jennifer Stevens
- Liberal Arts Degrees: An Asset at Some Companies by Clay Masters
- A Liberal Arts Degree is More Valuable Than Any Trade by Vivek Ranadivé
- Pop Culture Has Turned Against the Liberal Arts by Kevin Craft
- The Liberal Arts, Economic Value, and Leisure by Johann Neem
- How a Liberal Arts Degree Pays Off by Lynn Kuzma, dean, of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Maine
- The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Global Marketplace by Edward J. Ray, president, Oregon State University
- In Defense of the Liberal Arts by Jack Calareso, president, Anna Maria College
Take the conversation further and join us on the WMU College of Arts and Sciences Facebook page, on Twitter at @WMUCAS and in the LinkedIn College of Arts and Sciences group for Talk Thursdays. Share articles you've read, tell us your perspective and ask questions on Thursdays of every week. Use the hashtag #WMULiberalArts when referencing this conversation and let's talk about the value of a liberal arts education.