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.
To see the full article, check out http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/08/30/why-the-tech-world-highly-values-a-liberal-arts-degree/