The Place of Liberal Arts in Higher Education Today

  • Andrea Puente


One of the greatest debates surrounding higher education since the beginning of its modernization has been related to the contents of the curriculum.  The discussion is about whether the classical subjects that began to be studied in the medieval universities should continue to be part of a contemporary system of higher education or not. In this essay I will briefly describe the evolution of the curriculum especially in the United States and analyze, compare and critique the current views regarding what is called liberal arts education.

Jul 5, 2017
How to Cite
PUENTE, Andrea. The Place of Liberal Arts in Higher Education Today. Colloquia, Academic Journal of Culture and Thought, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 140 - 152, july 2017. ISSN 1390-8731. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 oct. 2023. doi: