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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:53 PM
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4. Well, let's sort out your laundry list...
Marketing has become absorbed as a part of a business curriculum. Anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other formerly lib arts degrees have been absorbed into more rigorous science curricula, and careers in these fields often require a masters or better.

It's not the liberal arts degrees that have become devalued. It is the bachelor's degree itself that has become devalued. I think the reasoning for business and engineering is that a bachelor's in these fields are still well valued, and due to the spiraling costs of education, spending more than 4 years in college is just economically not feasible. I think the only point being made is that it isn't that a liberal arts education isn't valuable in and of itself, it's that supporting yourself on it in the current day and age is next to impossible unless you are certain you are going to do post-graduate work, and really, who's got that kind of money?
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