An Argument for the Usefulness of the Liberal Arts in the Tech World

Dartmouth Professor Cecilia Gaposhkin has written an op-ed for The Washington Post that traces the historical reasons for getting a liberal arts education and identifies why liberal arts majors continue to do so well in the emerging high-tech industries.

As she concludes:

The point of liberal arts is not the teaching of a content. But rather, the teaching of Abelard’s basic instinct to question, to maximize the capacity of human intelligence, and push what we know and what do forward in order to make a new world.

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