Is a liberal arts education valuable in the 21St century.docx

Is a liberal arts education valuable in the 21St century.docx

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Is a liberal arts education valuable in the 21 St century? In recent years, a liberal arts education is regarded as unnecessary or a complete waste of precious time. This is due to a common misconception that has been deeply rooted in our society. It tends to perceive students who are enrolled in the arts stream as being less academically inclined and therefore less intelligent than those who choose to study Mathematics and Science related courses, such as Medicine or Engineering. From general observation, there seems to be a trend that majority of the students who do seemingly well in their academics tend to opt for these areas of study. However, I beg to differ as a liberal arts education is attractive in the sense that it helps to shape our character, values and teaches us how to effectively articulate our differing opinions. Since Arts and Science are fundamentally different, with both focusing on various aspects needed for a holistic development, I believe that we are unable to do away with either one. Therefore, a liberal
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