Higher Ed: The Ins & Outs of Liberal Arts

Jan 25, 2015

The phrase "liberal arts" often goes hand in hand with discussions about higher education. But really, what are the liberal arts? Are they liberal? Are they arts?

How about none of the above? In the latest episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore what comprises liberal arts. Think it's literature, history, science, maybe the study of a foreign language? Think again and listen on.

This week, Ed and Jennifer explore some commonly held beliefs about what exactly comprises liberal arts. They not only answer that nagging question, "Liberal arts: singular or plural?", they also discuss how a liberal arts education is more about the approach to the subjects than the subjects themselves. And: Are you ready for another puzzler? This week's will test both your logic and creativity.