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What does it mean to be a liberal arts college?

I have always heard the term but have been confused on the meaning. college liberal-arts higher-education university

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A liberal arts college is a higher education institution that has established itself as a college emphasizing and focusing on undergraduate degree programs primarily in the arts, such as communications, theater, fine art, graphic design and women's studies.<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Liberal </span>arts colleges also feature degree programs in psychology, sociology and the sciences to provide a well-rounded education for students.

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Amy,

A liberal arts major has a broad range of subjects that fall under it. I think of it as a place where all the other subjects don't fit very easily. And yet, it can be a powerful degree to have. There is a phrase, "Jane of all trades, master of none." It means that you know a little about a lot of things. Some jobs require mastery, like the medical or scientific fields. Other jobs benefit from a cross section of knowledge. I believe that most jobs benefits from this cross section of skills. For example, I write for a living as an Instructional Designer. My job benefits from the fact that I have studied many subjects. I did it the long way, changing my major five times before I actually got my bachelors degree in General Studies, which was my university's version of liberal arts. I access the various elements of my program every day. I take my knowledge of business, put it together with my knowledge of training, and add the creativity of working in video and software programs.

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Linh T.’s Answer

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<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">A </span>liberal arts college<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> is a college with an emphasis on undergradute study in the liberal and sciences. A liberal arts college aims to impart a broad general knowledge and develop general intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum.Students in a liberal arts college generally major in a particular discipline while receiving exposure to a wide range of academic subjects, including sciences as well as the traditional humanities subjects taught as liberal arts. </span>

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