So I’m taking this post a little differently but I wanted to express my feelings on this matter. I’m going to talk about how I feel about the idea of taking these liberal arts classes and the lack of ability to take more focused classes for what I want to do.
Everyone says that the liberal arts education is something to treasure. I somewhat agree with this statement. As my third year at Bucknell is coming to a close, I appreciate that I have had some flexibility to experience new classes, but at the same time, I do want to take classes that are focused on what I want to do and that is sometimes impossible.
This kind of connects to my reflection on the sustainability post I wrote recently- I’m frustrated with the school of management here. I know I want to go into the field of marketing. Unfortunately, for my grade, we don’t have the opportunity to major or focus in marketing. It’s really frustrating when there are all these new classes opening but we’re not allowed to even take them. And in my opinion, taking classes in different disciplines is great, but I really want to take the most amounts of marketing classes I can. I’d rather take more classes that will relate to what I’ll be doing with my life than taking some random religion class that I’m not very interested in.
Don’t get me wrong; I have taken some interesting classes that don’t directly relate to marketing techniques, like Intro to Ethics, Health and Disease, and a variety of Spanish classes. These classes have all taught me a lot and I’ve enjoyed them. But I really want to take more marketing classes and there just aren’t enough offered. So that’s frustrating for me. I not only want to feel prepared when I go out into the workforce, but I also am genuinely interested in the subject and want to learn more about it and experience as much as I can while I’m still in school. And yes, some people will tell me “well that’s what MBA school is for”, but like you said, we pay a lot of money to go here and I just want to take classes I’m interested in!