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Unformatted text preview: Is a liberal studies education worth the time? Colleges like the University of Phoenix have the right idea in educating their students where they need it most. Students should be able to choose what subjects they want to better their skills. Money should not be wasted on courses that are useless towards their degree. The University of Phoenix has programs for those who want or have a career in health care, business, education, and technology. The University benefits online learning so students can attend class where ever and whenever they want, able them to buy books online, earn their degree within two or three years and take classes one at a time so students can center their attention on each subject. I am a Theatre major and have science, math and history courses. In those classes I feel like I do not fit in. Most of the students are majors in that subject, do not struggle with studying what they already know and need it for whatever their career is going to be. I on the other hand, struggle to get even a C in these courses. I do not need to know what type of mineral is in a rock to be an actress. Most of the students in these courses look forward to being there and can answer all the questions asked. Meanwhile, I am sunk back into my seat without a clue about what is going on. Even though I feel I do not need these course requirements, I do believe they may be somewhat helpful for conversational uses. If you have a friend who is I love with history and that is all he or she speaks about, then having knowledge of history is a good thing. Students should have subjects that are closely related to their major or career. I feel like I am taking courses that have no worth to me and I am spending money on a subject that will have no value towards my career. Why do I have to take math? Because subject that will have no value towards my career....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 200 taught by Professor Laseranko during the Spring '07 term at Slippery Rock.
- Spring '07