Thanks so much. ok I’m gonna be honest:
I didn’t really take my education seriously until just the start of this past fall semester, so I haven’t had much time to really get to know the liberal arts, so I can’t say with confidence exactly why I want a liberal arts education without sounding ignorant or childish.
I’m technically 2nd year in uni because I took a “leave for absence” for 2/3 of last year because I changed my major (I was fed up with science which my parents made me do) to linguistics and now I’ve decided that I don’t like (most of) linguistics. I’ve had my chance and don’t believe that I get to pull that stunt again. The irony is in that I’m attending one of the top 5 universities in the UK where transferring (let alone to another country) is legitimately unheard of.
Here’s replying to your previous comment:
my current uni already has a small class discussion environment, although for me it comes across as narrowly focused - UK universities only lets you study one course/major - and I don’t feel like I’m getting a lot of intellectual stimulation out of these discussions especially when I’m not particularly enthusiastic about this major.
I don’t really mind when it comes to curriculum design - like I said I don’t have any particular interests in mind and am open to any field of study, required or not. Though I’m more self-conscious about saying “I don’t know what I want to do” than if I were a freshman. That said, for potential majors I’m thinking about art which has been a pure hobby, or medicine cuz I did IB biochem, also I’m interested in philosophy.
So, while I do believe that the UK system is unfit for me personally, the real question is whether I can say with confidence that the liberal arts is. Would I find that answer with more time? Or does that put me in danger of settling for what I have now and giving up on taking initiative over my education?
Sorry it’s a long reply so thanks for being here. I know only I can be the one to answer that for myself, but I would thoroughly appreciate any insights/advice. thanks.