The Globe and Mail:
Each season, the media reappraise the dollar value of the university degree and pronounce annually the death of the liberal arts. The so-called return on investment of business degrees ebbs and flows on the tide of the market, while the BSc seems to be either in high demand by traditional industries or not worth the paper it’s printed on in new technology sectors. In the meantime, the arts, humanities and social sciences have quietly gone about the business of evolving to reflect the times in which we’re living.
Overlooked in the rush to judge and the pressure to choose is the fact that the B.A. is changing. Sure, the traditional liberal arts degree is not exactly a thing of the past, but the B.A. has a new trajectory: It’s fast becoming more practical and more cross-disciplinary.
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