The course, titled “What Is the Good Life,” is now required for all incoming UF students—including those in STEM. Students from all majors read works like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, take part in social justice exercises, attend museum exhibits and theater performances and even practice yoga.
Politics has no place in science.
In many instances, it interferes with clinical detachment. I don’t wanna hear my doctor’s opinion on the wage gap.
I bet the students hate it. Annoyingly the other course sounds good. Then…
“They’re so used to order and structure, and life isn’t like that,” Gillooly tells Quartz. “We’ve taken this notion of objectivity to the extreme.”
Their premise is false, liberal arts are bigger than ever.
And even if it were failing, it isn’t the duty of STEM to prop up the Arts.
If a student chooses a major, they should be allowed to study it in peace. These are adults. Sure, give them the option, but making it compulsory says one thing loud and clear: we don’t care what you want. Many students, these people are adults, want to keep their subject pure, and spend all their time developing mastery in it, this is a distraction, time away from studying the cutting edge. It weakens their competitiveness, say, with students in Japan.
Some institutions are trying to better integrate scientific thinking and the humanities by moving from STEM to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). The movement, spearheaded by the Rhode Island School of Design, aims to place art and design at the center of STEM-based curricula.
Well they’re not biased.
Art is subjective. STEM is objective. They are sworn enemies. Offering the second art course is fine, draining STEM like a parasite because liberal arts is full is inter-subject war, they’d rather hack it up and destroy STEM than see them succeed.
There is one thing that would trip them up. Most scientists are deeply creative.
Many scientists practice an art as a hobby, as I’ve mentioned before. The scientists in STEM are perfectly capable of teaching arts without any ‘help’ from the liberal arts departments.
And if this goes one way, surely it should go both, and STEM should demand all liberal arts majors take just as many hours in STEM? IQ entrance requirements be damned, since they wanna put these people into Education, a retarded major by their average IQ. Hold them to the same standard too, we want to treat everyone equally…
Make no mistake, this is about control and money.
Next they’ll be telling scientists what is forbidden to study.