University degrees are seen as a means to a well-paying job, and courses offered are often designed to cater to the goal of beginning a lucrative career. But is it enough to learn only the specifics of a specialised subject? The need for a more well-rounded education that helps individuals acquire extra skills is satisfied through a liberal arts education. Not only does it provide an edge in the job market, it is crucial to developing a mind that is creative, open and constantly seeking knowledge.
Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua
A teacher takes a class under a huge banyan tree. Instead of taking down notes, students engage in various activities like excavation and collecting ancient artifacts. This is a typical scene of a liberal arts university, which doesn’t confine students…