The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

 

Liberal arts are fields of study intended to provide students with general knowledge in a wide subject area. They include subjects such as humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Basically any degree program that doesn’t train students for one specific job falls under liberal arts.  (more…)

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Glendon Global Debates

A couple weeks ago I attended a conference on the New Trump Administration at Glendon organized by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs. The GSPIA is a master’s program at Glendon and they frequently organize conferences such as this one. This year they also hosted a panel on Brexit, and later on in the year they will host another one on the CETA agreement between Canada and the European Union. (more…)

Education for the Part-Timers

 

I would consider myself to be pretty passionate about my education. In a broad sense my studies have taught me to consider different viewpoints, recognize the difference between academic works and opinions, and be able to develop and communicate my ideas in a way that’s relatable to others. This blog has also helped with the last part. (more…)

Political Science Who?

Sometimes when people ask me my major they go “Oh. What’s that?” And because I’ve been interested in politics for so long I’m always surprised people don’t know what it is. But I found that the understanding I had of political science before I started university vs now is very different, so I didn’t have a clear understanding of it either. (more…)

You Found Your Group But Have You Found Yourself?

 

“Alright so get yourself in groups.”

I cannot tell you how much I hated hearing this in high school. Even writing it now feels terrible. Like hearing the alarm noise you wake up to in the middle of the day. Just no.

However I found that in university group projects aren’t as bad. You don’t have to hunt your partners down to do the work because if they’re not willing to do it then whatever that’s their choice and it’s their mark. It’s easier to work with one less person. (more…)