rman1201 wrote:Cade McNown wrote:PomasThynchon wrote:The easy, glib response-I'm not talking about the top schools. I'm sure the average engineer and average top LAC student are equally smart, I mean across the entire U.S. college system, the liberal arts are the lightning rod for people who shouldn't be going to college and just spend 4 years going to keggers and getting C's and D's. Not that there AREN'T smart poli sci and philosophy majors everywhere, just that some dumbass tool looking for an easy degree is more likely to pick a lib arts major than an engineering or math major. I'm trying to DEFEND the liberal arts, hell that's my field, why would I knock all liberal arts majors?
I'm sure the average top liberal arts college student > your average engineer. One has widespread knowledge and talent, the other has a niche. Otherwise I agree that a liberal arts degree could be a cop out.
The correct analogy would be to compare the top liberal arts college student to the top engineer...
Possibly, but my point was that at the top LACs you're not going to have dumbasses in the liberal arts, whereas engineering schools across the board are not known to be slacker havens.