Engineering and Liberal Arts

In Margaret Foster's recent analysis/discussion of "College's Raison d'être" in The American Scholar [1], a thoughtful comment about the value of learning to think:

"Good professional training must include the kind of intellectual scope and imaginative flexibility that one develops only through liberal learning," said Brennan O'Donnell, president of Manhattan College. "I've heard many times from graduates of our school of engineering (all of whom take required liberal arts courses) some version of the following: 'My engineering courses got me my job; my arts courses got me my promotions.'"

(cf. SkillsOfDeliberation (2006-03-23), Full Realization (2013-05-04), ...) - ^z - 2013-09-12