Liberal arts essential part of curriculum
We all know Montana Tech is one of the best engineering schools in the country. Something lesser known is that Montana Tech has an important Liberal Studies/Arts program. What does Liberal Studies offer students who do not wish to take the engineering, mathematics, chemistry, etc. route? To receive a Liberal Studies degree from Montana Tech, a student must take some of the following courses: geology, statistics, history, English, philosophy, public speaking, technical writing, government and if you are feeling ambitious you can take “Ancient to Renaissance World Literature.” Students in all fields at Montana Tech are required to take some form of a Liberal Arts course. This is important because it ensures that graduating students enter the job market as better communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. I trust Dan Trudnowski will keep his word about Liberal Arts having a place at Montana Tech (“Two committees weigh in on defining Montana Tech’s future,” Feb. 17). After all, it is called “Harvard on the Hill” because it has traditionally provided a well-rounded education to all students — not because it only provides engineering courses.
— Shawn Fredrickson, Butte