why should you take general education courses

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“Why are general education courses required?” “What do I get from them?” “They have no direct relation to what I would like to do, and what I want to study”. This is what you get when you ask college students about general education courses; they think that they are wasting their time, and money on something that will never help them as they go on with their career. What most students don’t know is that general education courses can help them be successful students in college. As a result of that students don’t take them seriously. There are more ways than one that I can think of, how general education can help you; it will help you be a better person, expose you to different kinds of subjects, and help you be a more well-rounded student.
General education will enhance your knowledge and improve your understanding of the world and its people. A thorough knowledge of a wide range of events, philosophies, procedures, and possibilities makes the phenomena of life appear coherent and understandable. (Harris) General education may help you become aware of and understand your weakness, allowing you to become a better human being.
General education courses often enable students to get as far as their own experiences and imagine worlds far distant in time and space. By opening your senses a good general education can strengthen in you the goodness of acceptance, sympathy, and respect for others. General education will supply you to participate effectively in your community. It can also help you to engage in a conversation with your friends and relatives about different kinds of topic.
The other way general education courses are very helpful. Is if, for example, you excelled at science in high schoo...

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...thods of learning—analogy (Harris). So before you start complaining about how general education courses are west of time and money, review the points summarized above. General education courses are not required because colleges want you to spend more time and more money than you should, it’s required because they don’t want to graduate students who don’t have the proper knowledge to work, and they want to be a better person, and an excellent citizen.

Works Cited

1, Mary Sue Coleman and John L. Hennessy, “Lessons from the humanities and social sciences”. www.washingtonpost.com. November 14, web. 17 Jan 2014
2, Robert Harris, “on the purpose of a liberal arts education”. www.virtualsalt.com , October 15, 2010, web, 17 Jan 2014
3, max nisen, “11 Reasons to Ignore the Haters and Major in the Humanities”. www.businessinsider.com, June 27, 2013, web 17 Jan 2014

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