The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major and Liberal Education
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Although expressed in language specific to the sciences, the skills emphasized in the recommended curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology mirror the learning outcomes recommended by AAC&U.
The Classics Major and Liberal Education
The Center for Hellenic Studies
The goal of studying undergraduate programs in classics was both to develop a better sense of how the major fits within the broader agenda of liberal education and to generate reflection and discussion among practitioners and stakeholders in the field.
The Economics Major and Liberal Education
By David Colander and KimMarie McGoldrick
If the economics major is to make the best possible contribution to the liberal education of undergraduate students, then much more discussion is needed about the content and focus of the economics major as well as how that content is taught.
The English or Foreign Language Major and Liberal Education
The Modern Language Association
A twenty-first-century liberal education must promote the linguistic powers, humanistic skills of analysis and argument, and cross-cultural awareness required for receiving and articulating ideas on an international stage, where the capacity to work comfortably in more than one language is the expectation and the norm.
The History Major and Liberal Education
The National History Center
History’s contribution to liberal education can be enhanced by a more explicit understanding of the relationship between the history major and the broader goals and processes of liberal learning, and through consideration of that relationship in discussions about the curriculum.
The Religious Studies Major and Liberal Education
The American Academy of Religion
The evolving nature of the field—both with regard to global events and to the changing nature of the discussion of values within the modern academy—necessitates a reassessment of the undergraduate religion major and its role in advancing the larger goals of liberal education.