posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:26 PM
Well...I don't know about that. The length of time and the number courses is to build a solid mental library and the knowledge of how to use the
information in your head and how to find what you don't have stored in your head. As Einstein said "Never try to remember what you can write
I do agree that there are perhaps some fields that could be brought out sooner, there are some fields that probably do not require advanced literature
or artisitic study... but the idea is to build a more well rounded person...aka...kinda like "the renaissance man" idea...erm..."renaissance
person" I mean...sorry...Well rounded and familiar with art, history, culture AND the skills they chose to focus on.
I understand why some people get frustrated with it, but it's the way it is for reasons of personal ability building...not elitism...consider this
article since a Liberal Arts degree is usually the one a lot of people poke fun at...but listen to what is is saying in general.