"The Liberal Arts Education: The Key to a Life of Happiness?"

Westberg, Anne-Marie (2012) "The Liberal Arts Education: The Key to a Life of Happiness?". [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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    Abstract

    In our ever-rapidly changing world, there are few constants. Skills mastered at vocational schools are soon antiquated; new jobs and industries require on-going training to keep up with their demands. The ability to problem-solve and think critically and be flexible in our perceptions, however, will help us navigate the dynamics of these times and for the future, and a liberal arts education helps to develop these broad-based skills by challenging our thoughts while developing our compassion and character. As a student at a liberal arts college, I have been required to take a wide variety of classes that have given me the opportunity to experience new ideas alongside diverse classmates and teachers of different philosophies, expertise, musical tastes, and political views—all of whom add to the rich experiences of my day-to-day learning. When I consider that we don’t yet know what kinds of problems we will need to be solving in our future, I am reminded how important it is to question what we know in our present in order to move forward.

    Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Additional Information: Fort Lewis College Campus Writing Award Winner, 2012
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Compostion 126; Liberal Arts Education
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > English
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
    Depositing User: Marie-Elise Wheatwind
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 14:00
    Last Modified: 14 May 2012 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/37


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