Public Radio Showcase 1-21-12
Sat January 21, 2012
Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education
The most popular college major in America these days is business. Some students think it doesn't pay to study philosophy or history.
But advocates of liberal-arts programs advocates say their graduates are still among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad and deep education.
In this program, American RadioWorks' Stephen Smith examines how a form of higher learning unique to the United States is responding to the demands of the 21st century.