College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Matters

Liberal Arts Education Essay Contest

2006 - 2007

What is the value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century?

This essay opportunity offers you the chance to reflect on the value of a liberal arts education. We ask you to consider thoughtfully the ways in which the content and process of a liberal arts education throw light on the question of what kind of education is most worth pursuing, not only with respect to your future life and ambitions, but also with respect to the life you live now and the kind of person you are turning yourself into, moment by moment, day by day, choice by choice.

The winning essay, " The Glory of County Roads ," was written by Betsy Shirley.