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Today, the most popular college major in the United States is business. Other popular majors can be found in the allied health sciences and related disciplines. But why might it be important to have people majoring in English? Is it a part of a vital and flourishing democracy? This thoughtful installment of the "Tomorrow's College" series looks into the ways in which liberal arts colleges are responding to life in the 21st century. Visitors can listen to the entire program here or tune in to shorter segments, which include "An Old School Made New" and "New Pressures on Liberal Education." One of the most interesting segments here is "Profiting from Plato." This particular profile takes a look at the American Public University System, which happens to be a for-profit, online school that believes the liberal arts can be a money maker. Finally, visitors can download the documentary and read a transcript of the program.

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  • Language Arts > General
  • Education > General

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