Higher Ed: The Intersection of Arts and Sciences
Some students and life-long learners think they're only good at one kind of subject. Maybe they consider themselves "science" people, or perhaps they keep their distance from labs but cannot get enough of history books. In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the origins of what we know as "liberal arts" (hint: it all leads back to math) and why we can benefit from moving outside our comfort zones in what we study and explore.
This week, Ed and Jennifer explore the evolution of the disciplines that make up the liberal arts and look at what those topics have to offer each other and us. Click here to hear Ed make the case why pre-med students should study art history. You'll also hear the new puzzler; it's all about probability and biology.
This episode was recorded on February 24, 2016.
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