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Rewriting The Future of Young India with a Liberal Art Education

Posted on March 3, 2022 by ankesh

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In this 1st series of blog posts on Liberal Arts Education and its vast benefits, letโ€™s look at the reforms that have come to place in the last decade to pave the way for better educational outcomes, benefits of acquiring a Liberal Art degree, courses and career options for a student who wishes to pursue Liberal Arts.

What is Liberal Arts Education?

The term “liberal arts” was coined by the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in 1678. It now refers to a broad range of academic disciplines, including the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, history, and languages. In liberal arts colleges and universities, students study a diverse array of subjects from different fields to better prepare themselves for the working world after graduation.

Reforms in the Education System

Traditionally, this system was criticized for not equipping students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. The logic behind this argument was that all you need to know to master a good job is taught in math and science classes. However, these criticisms are now being used as reason for further reforms of liberal arts education.

One of the most significant changes in liberal arts education has been the liberal arts core curriculum. These new curricula include a set of courses that help students think critically and learn how to be productive citizens in a diverse world. Rather than having one curriculum, many colleges are now giving students the opportunity to choose their own courses, which is important because it gives them the chance to constructively reflect on their education.

History of Liberal Arts

The study of Liberal Arts can be traced back to Ancient Greeks, who considered this subject to be an ultimate mark for identifying an educated person. In the classical antiquity era, liberal arts education involved subjects like rhetoric, grammar and logic in order to make people eligible to participate in public debates, serve in court and military services. Later on, in the medieval times, other subjects like geometry, arithmetic, astronomy and music were included as a part of liberal education.

At present times, a liberal arts education provides students the opportunity to study a wider range of subjects, with the core aim being the same – development of well-rounded individuals having adequate knowledge and skills in multiple fields.

Benefits of Liberal Arts Education

Free your mind and go change the world with a liberal arts education!

When you acquire varied knowledge along with strong critical thinking and analytical skills, you can easily be flexible and adapt yourself in the ever changing global market. Apart from that, here are some key benefits of having a liberal arts degree –

Career Options with a Liberal Arts Degree

Employers are always looking for creative team members who can contribute to help solve complex issues, which is why a liberal arts education opens up opportunities in various industries. Some of the career options include –

Liberal Arts Courses at RV University

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at RV University provides a modern curriculum for students to develop a research-based, multidisciplinary thinking ability to help contribute to the holistic development of the society. The school offers undergraduate programmes like B.A. (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts

B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts and Sciences

The B.A.(Hons.) programme is a 3 year degree course that helps students excel in their chosen field of study with a combination of interesting majors and minors.

Majors include –

Minors include –

Apart from this, you can also opt for additional minors from School of Design and School of Economics and Finance.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Liberal Arts and Sciences

The B.Sc. (Hons.) programme at RVU is also a 3 year course with the right blend of theory and practical, along with internships and experiential learning to prepare students for the global world.

Majors include –

Minors include –

Additional minors from School of Design and School of Economics and Finance are also applicable.

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Liberal arts majors teach students how to think critically and solve problems, which is an incredibly valuable skill in any career. Universities now offer more flexible degree programs so students can customize their education based on what they want to do after graduation.

Read our 2nd blog post from the series of Liberal Arts Education that will give you insights on liberal arts as a discipline that will change the approach to learning, making it more engaging, value-based, real-world oriented, and collaborative

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