American Radio Works
2:16 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education

Sun. 4/15 11a:  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.