In classical antiquity, the "liberal arts"
denoted the education worthy of a free
person (Latin: liber, "free").
The freemen, mostly concerned about
their rights and obligations as citizens,
received a non-specialized, nonvocational, liberal arts education that
produced well-rounded citizens aware
of their place in society.
Socrates and Aristotle emphasized the
importance of individualism, impressing
upon their students the duty of man to
form his own opinions through reason
rather than indoctrination.
A slave market in Ancient Greece--
Liberal Arts vs. Dogma and
The American Association for the
Advancement of Science describes a
liberal education in this way: "Ideally, a
liberal education produces persons who
are open-minded and free from
provincialism, dogma, preconception,
and ideology; conscious of their opinions
and judgments; reflective of their
actions; and aware of their place in the
social and natural worlds.”
Liberally educated people are
skeptical of their own traditions;
they are trained to think for
themselves rather than defer to
ART is not just for interior design and we are not just “CONSUMERS”!
In the News: Rick Scott not really into
funding the Humanities through Public
Spending money on science and math degrees
can help Floridians find work and provide a
return on taxpayers’ investments, Gov. Rick Scott
said today in an interview on “The Marc Bernier
Show” on WNDB-AM in Daytona Beach.
Scott said Florida doesn’t need “a lot more
anthropologists in this state.”
“It’s a great degree if people want to get it. But
we don’t need them here,” Scott said.
• General Education is a grouping of
courses selected from six different
areas to ensure that students
receive a well-balanced and rich
education. Each degree offered by
Palm Beach State College requires
General Education courses.
• Both the B.A.S., B.S.N. and the A.A.
degrees require 36 hours of
General Education. A.S. degrees
typically require 15 to 18 hours of
General Education, but some
degrees may have more General
Education courses to meet
program learning outcome
• The General Education
program at Palm Beach State
College prepares the
students for lifelong
intellectual pursuit and
responsible participation in a
complex global society
through a core curriculum
that incorporates values,
shapes attitudes and offers
students a depth and breadth
of learning that transcends
the content of any one
• Communications: Develop effective
communication skills for a variety of
• Global Awareness: Exhibit a sense of social,
cultural and global responsibility.
• Critical Thinking: Engage in purposeful
reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
• Information Literacy: Demonstrate the
ability of find, evaluate, organize and use
• Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning:
Apply mathematics and scientific principles
to solve real-world problems.
• Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to make
informed decisions based on ethical
principles and reasoning.
• "Most of the claims of such
broad-based shortages in the
U.S. STEM work force come
from employers of STEM
personnel and from their
lobbyists and trade
associations," says Michael
Teitelbaum, a Wertheim
Fellow in science policy at
Harvard University and a
senior adviser at the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation. "Such
claims have convinced some
journalists, who echo them."
• Others also see something nefarious
behind the crisis rhetoric.
• "This is all about industry wanting to
lower wages," says Norman S. Matloff, a
professor of computer science at the
University of California at Davis. Mr.
Matloff has investigated how IT
employers benefit by raising the
numbers of lower-paid foreign STEM
laborers and by sending offshore the
engineering and STEM manufacturing
jobs of mostly older American workers.
"We have a surplus of homegrown
STEM workers now," he says. "We've
had it in the past and we're likely to
have it in the future."
• "The Washington consensus is that
there is a broad-based shortage of
STEM workers, and it's just not true."
• A vocational school (or trade school or
career school), providing vocational
education, is a school in which students are
taught the skills needed to perform a
• Traditionally, vocational schools have not
existed to further education in the sense of
liberal arts, but rather to teach only jobspecific skills, and as such have been better
considered to be institutions devoted to
training, not education.
• That purely vocational focus began changing
in the 1990s "toward a broader preparation
that develops the academic" and technical
skills of students, as well as the vocational.
• Typically, most career colleges specifically
design their curriculum for fields that have
the best current and future growth
ART IS POWERFUL
The reason art can please, is
also because it can
ART IS POWERFUL
…. it can alternately challenge
or reinforce the value system
of any given culture.
It is one of many place where
a peoples discovers who they
wish to be….
Menkaure and Queen
Egypt 4th Dynasty 25482530 BCE
It’s civilization lasted roughly
ART and BEAUTY
Art should comfort the disturbed
and disturb the comfortable!
It has MANY purposes.
This print was not really meant to “hang” over the couch….
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th century monumental statues of standing buddhas
carved into the side of a cliff in central Afghanistan. They were intentionally destroyed in 2001
by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government
declared that they were "idols".