80. "All students should be required to take courses in the sciences, even if they have no interest in science."
Taking courses in the sciences benefits not only students in the sciences but also students in humanities.
1. The research methods in the sciences can be applied to the studies of humanities.
2. Students of humanities and social sciences may bring fresh and constructive perspectives and viewpoints to natural science classes.
3. Some knowledge of the sciences is a must for everyone living in an age in which science and technology play a dominant role.
90. "College students should be encouraged to pursue subjects that interest them rather than seek programs that promise entry into the job market."
1. Today’s parents attach too much importance to the job prospects of their children’s education.
2. However, empirical evidence suggests that young people are more likely to succeed in a career that interests them.
94. "Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study because acquiring knowledge of various academic disciplines is the best way to become truly educated."
1. True education amounts to far more than gaining the knowledge and ability to excel in one’s major course of study and in one’s professional career.
2. Becoming truly educated also requires sufficient mastery of one academic area to permit a student to contribute meaningfully to society later in life.
3. Nevertheless, the call for a broad educational experience as the path to becoming truly educated comes with one important caveat—in the pursuit of true education students must be careful not to become a dilettante.
98. "Colleges and universities should offer more courses on popular music, film, advertising, and television because contemporary culture has much greater relevance for students than do arts and literature of the past."
Agree with concession
1. Popular culture is a mirror of society’s impulses and values.
2. Knowledge of popular films, music, and art enables a person to find common ground to relate to other people, which leads to better communication between different subcultures.
3. Nevertheless, emphasizing the study of popular culture at the expense of studying classical art and literature can carry harmful consequences for students, as well as for society.