Liberal arts colleges exist to teach undergraduates and only undergrads. That's far different from universities that are designed to focus mainly on faculty research and graduate students. Star professors at many universities, including the Ivies, never go near undergrads. At liberal art college, students can't hide in the back of a large lecture hall because there aren’t any students in a classroom setting. Some introductory courses might have 40 or 50 students, but most are going to be far smaller. Especially for introductory classes, universities tend to herd hundreds of undergrads into lecture halls and often let the teaching assistants deal with these students in smaller settings. It's a fallacy that you have to attend a state flagship or Ivy to enjoy a good shot at grad school. Liberal arts schools dominate the list of the top 10 institutions that produce the most students who ultimately earn doctorates. Liberal arts colleges produce twice as many students who earn a PhD in science than other institutions. This shouldn't be a surprise. Liberal Arts College provides the sort of research experiences that universities often reserve for grad students. One of the missions of liberal arts colleges is to teach kids how to think, talk and write. Don't all schools do that? Not necessarily. You can graduate from plenty of universities without writing essays or research papers. Who, after all, is going to grade 500 essays? In small class settings, liberal art students are more
My Liberal Arts Education
I started my higher education at a university in Thailand. At the time I wanted to be an English teacher. English classes there, as you could imagine, are more about grammar, reading comprehension and conversations. I did not have to learn about literatures. I took an accounting class three times and I failed. I am not very good at mathematics at all. As I started my academic journey in the United States I did not know which major or concentration I would take, and…
Students enrolled in college classes are over concentrated on good grades instead of becoming ‘well-rounded.’ More and more professionals are looking to hire employees with a more liberal education. A-F grading system encourages students to achieve higher grades and learn to deal with stress. Therefore, attending a school with a liberal arts education on an A-F grading system is the most beneficial way to learn in the long run.
With a liberal education someone can better develop…
Tyler Jacques March 13, 2013
The major that I have chosen is called Liberal Arts. There are many reason of why I have chosen this major. One of the reason I have chosen to start off with this major was because I just wanted to get all the classes I needed to take over with already. Another reason was because I wanted to experience what this major had to offer in its wide variety…
On July 20, 2012, a college dropout, James Eagan Holmes, opened fire on a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and wounding 58. After this event a lot of media blamed guns for the twelve deaths. However, on October 18, 2012 a 22-year old woman shot a pair of home invaders who were in possession of a firearm. After this event, the coverage was pathetic.
To one person—the liberal—guns are negative; to them, guns are evil, demonic instruments of death, which have no place here in society…
responses align with a group pof undergraduate college students? Before conducting research for the Demographics and IAT Questions study, I wrote down two possible hypotheses in response to the research questions: based on the study conducted by Gaertner & McLaughin (1983), the individual responses on self-report measures align with their performances on the Implicit Association. The individual responses align with a group of undergraduate college students by their gender and preferences.
Paper on Bok pages 1-83
As late as 1940, fewer than 1 in 20 adults had a Bachelor’s degree. It is only in the last fifty years or so that going on to obtain a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or a Doctorate became popular. The early colleges focused on providing classes such as philosophy, moral ethics, and classical texts studies. In the mid to late 1800’s, colleges started to provide many more science related classes to increase the amount of people that went to college. Many of these newly…
Liberal Arts and Business
August 11th, 2013
The integration of Liberal Arts and Business studies has been debated for many years. There are many facets of business education that require specific knowledge in order to mitigate the challenges of an ever-shifting economy. The marketplace is also evolving. Many graduates of business schools or programs are finding that the market is increasingly becoming a global marketplace.…
Hindsight is a wonderful tool, but sometimes it can skew your perspective. Specifically, don't write a history paper from the perspective that the way events turned out is the only way that they could have turned out. Always put yourselves in the shoes of the people of the time—at least as best as you can.
With regard to the Cold War, it's vital that you don't write your essay as if the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Yes, the United States exists and the Soviet Union does not. Yes, Communism…
The article “On Campus, Vampires Are Besting the Beats” wrote about how people
include college students reading book in the past and nowaday. In 1969, most of student who
went college are reading about radical political literature. For example, “soul on Ice” by
Eldridge. In the meantime, for forty years later, nowadays college student read and heard about
werewolf howl. The best book that most students are reading right now is “Twilight” and
vampire zombie, they are abandon radical political literature…
understand your college’s policies?
To ensure that I am treated fairly and equitably. Also so I can familiarize myself with my college’s specific guidelines.
2- What is the difference between a BA and BS degree?
The emphasis of the BA degree is the liberal and performing arts, such as history, English, literature, international languages, psychology, sociology, education, art, music, theatre, the humanities, and communication.
The emphasis of the BS degree is math and science, with courses such as…