who would support dropping liberal arts degrees to help colleges?

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    Seeing how many colleges now are facing steep budget issues, who would support mass dropping of liberal arts degree programs? Obviously some introduction liberal arts classes are needed for all majors, but the idea of getting a 4 year degree in liberal arts is just ridiculous and a waste of time. These programs are also a drag on the college as they bring in no research or other money and must be completely funded by tuition, which also drops during bad economic times. Unlike liberal arts programs, students and professors in math, science, and engineering actually make profits for the school through grants and commercialization of products in conjunction with local businesses.
     
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    Chuck out liberal arts? What, like history? Employers need people with high level critical thinking and other cognitive skills, heck the biggest mining company in the world was hiring history graduates a few years ago and using their analytical skills to help their business.
     
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    Yeah, them damn liberal arts ...
     
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    Exactemundo ... plus, who really needs to know why politicians decide they way they do (PolSci) or why have certain armed conflicts gone for as long as they have (History/Int'l Affairs) or how to solve such conflicts (Int'l Affairs/Conflict Resolution). Such things are just so dang useless! We can see it in the world we live in today after all!

    Only a douche would propose to throw out the liberal arts.
     
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    Do you know what "rationalization" is ?

    Its only pointy headed democrats that have liberal arts degrees....:lol:
     
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    Really dumb idea.
     
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    Yes, rationalisation is self-delusion....next? :lol:
     
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    this is another blu-land comedy segment.

    what is real is that the era of drumming up the next nifty BA is out of vogue. coursework in basketweaving will have to be curtailed.
     
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    I think that colleges need to make their own decision what programs to offer and what programs not to offer.

    As for the policy in general, I think it's foolish to eliminate such degrees. The whole point of colleges and university is to learn. Are you going to college to learn or are you going to college for a piece of paper and for money?
     
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    the vast majority of folks obtaining higher education do so to apply it for cash. bottom line.

    you could learn looking up shit on wikipedia.
     

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