Liberal studies are practical. They have civic and cultural use and a personal function, the two often intertwined. If properly defined and well carried out by learned and intellectually honest teachers, liberal studies ground students in disciplined thinking and free them from ignorance, foolishness, and dangerous illusions, thus preparing them to live intelligently and responsibly. . . . Where traditional subjects have been thrown out, and rigor and objectivity are not stressed, the mind achieves little; it is easily misled, warped, or lured into a false appraisal of its capacities.
–Catharine Savage Brosman, “The Uses of a Liberal Education,” September 2010 issue of Chronicles