And the thing about the humanities was, you could kind of talk your way through classes, which you couldn’t do in math and science, right?”
However, there may be a huge grain of truth in the president’s joke. That’s why it was funny, or maybe not so funny.
The problem with a liberal arts degree is that ‘rigor has weakened’
… the way colleges have diluted the curriculum means a liberal arts degree offers little added value in qualifying workers for today’s job market….
You can “kind of talk your way through” many classes, but not usually STEM classes.
In contrast to liberal arts studies, many STEM and similar vocational majors that focus on teaching specific content have not watered down their curriculum.