Different people will always have different reasons for their choice of studies, especially when we keep in mind the broad range of choices in the Liberal Arts field. Most students fresh out of High School are faced with the same old dilemma:
“What to do next and where it will take me?”
If, like the majority of their counterparts a student finds him/ herself faced with a similar question, a liberal arts degree may be just what the doctor ordered. By pursuing a degree of this type the student has the opportunity to:
- Broaden their minds to new subject matter; be it under the label of Humanities, Sciences or the more traditional arts.
- Continue to gain wider academic experience in a number of new fields while ultimately gaining a greater understanding of their next step – professional or academic – in the process.
Some typical courses include English Literature, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Fine Arts, Theatre, Creative Writing and many more! Keeping in consideration the turbulence in today’s job market, it is becoming more and more important to not only choose courses which will suit your character, but also those which will increase your employability. In this respect, a liberal arts degree gives you the best of both worlds. Sampling a number of courses at your own pace will help you in your search for this equilibrium. The skills one acquires will serve the student well for a future based on competencies both numerical and literal. Their application in the working environment will be virtually limitless. The strong communication skills, coupled with the diverse perspectives gained during your studies will never cease to make you a force to be reckoned with in the professional arena.
A great place to start an arts course could be the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). They are ranked number 36 in the US for liberal arts. Register for the free webinar AUCA is offering on April 18th, 2013. Come and interact with the faculty and alumni to get informed on what a liberal arts degree could do for you! Feel free to register here.