From challenging yourself to selecting something new, check out this blog for some tips on choosing elective courses.
For liberal arts students, there are a lot of factors that can come into play when choosing electives. The weight of your course load, the availability and how close you are to graduating are all factors that can affect the way you select your elective courses.
Discover the ways that classic literature still has an influence on how we view and interact with the world around us!
These days, many of us are scrambling for our smartphones to read tweets and newsfeeds before we even get out of bed. It's safe to say that in the information age, almost everyone's a reader. Although it's good to stay informed, how much of the "information" most people spend their time reading is actually enriching?
From student demographics to practical applications, discover some of the major myths surrounding liberal arts education - and why you shouldn't believe them!
There seems to be quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the value of a liberal arts education. More often than not, students who wish to enroll in a liberal arts college are met with pessimistic comments like "Your degree won't work in this economy", or "You'll end up with too much debt and no job after graduation." In some corners, the liberal arts have gotten a pretty bad rap - but why?
Have you heard about Haymarket? It was the watershed moment for the US labour movement and it happened right in Chicago.
Back in 1886, this was the scene of the watershed moment for the American labour movement, the Haymarket Riot which would bring workers’ rights, justice, capitalism, personal freedom and the public good to the forefront of discourse. It was as if the concepts born in the works of Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill and other thinkers whose ideas comprise any solid liberal arts education were at war on the streets of Chicago.
Discover ways in which a liberal arts education gives you a competitive advantage for landing a great job in any industry!
Recent technological advancements have driven many students to pursue majors in science, engineering, technology and math. However, CEOs across various industries know that liberal arts graduates are also considered valuable assets to most companies.
Discover ways to read faster while retaining more information, so you can get the most out of your reading assignments!
The majority of a liberal arts student's time is spent either reading books, discussing books, or thinking about books they haven't yet read. Sometimes, nothing beats kicking back and slowly relishing every sentence.
Discover how liberal arts students leverage their skill-set, market their strengths, and boost their career prospects!
In today’s rapidly evolving economy, a liberal arts education doesn’t always pave the way to one specific occupation. After all, a university degree is about building a diverse range of knowledge and abilities, which can open doors to a variety of occupations. Many undergraduates aren’t entirely sure what they will “do” with their degree after graduating, but instead focus on learning as much as they can about their subject area.
Discover how the Shimer College education model encourages the productive exchange of ideas!
Academia is a setting where students can learn to think critically. Pursuing a college education should encourage us to develop our own ideas, and give us a forum in which to back them up through challenging discussions on a consistent basis.
Discover the techniques people used in ancient times to improve their memory—no paper or pencil required!
As a student, you probably have numerous examples of situations where a better memory would have been useful. Aside from school-related research, studying and homework, there are many everyday examples that are overlooked.
Shimer gives students a chance to complete a part of their studies abroad in Oxford. Find out more.
On your road to a liberal arts bachelor degree, you’ve probably noticed that a solid liberal arts education goes right back to the source—the original great works themselves. But did you know that Shimer students have a chance to literally travel to where these great books originated from? Yes, that’s right, third and fourth year students have the opportunity to study abroad in London, England, in the hallowed halls of Oxford University.
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