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Value of Essential Studies
Through ES you'll focus on learning related to effective communication, intercultural knowledge and skills, critical inquiry and analysis, and working with information. Not only will this form a primary component of your UND education, the work you do in ES will enhance your major – whatever it is.
Essential Studies and Your Career:
Employers know that what you do to master the learning goals of the ES Program can make a big difference in your success after graduation.
- 91% of employers agree that for career success, a student's, "demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than his or her undergraduate major ."
- 78% of employers agree that "all college students should gain intercultural skills and an understanding of societies and countries outside the United States ."
- Employers overwhelmingly endorse broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for career success . Only 15% feel field-specific learning alone is the best preparation for long-term success.
- To see more: https://www.aacu.org/leap/public-opinion-research/2015-survey-falling-short
Essential Studies and Society:
People from around the world know that general education programs like Essential Studies are important:
- "His speech summed up the American educational system, where every student has to go through several liberal arts courses before embarking on some specialized or professional degree course. It is no wonder that so much research output comes out of the United States"
- "That is what a liberal arts education can provide, to avoid a situation where only a few understand what is going on."
- To see more: http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/dot9/ndemo/2274486-3936774-k83uxcz/
Essential Studies for Lifetime Success:
In a world where information is prolific and challenges are complex, success will come by being engaged with diverse people and types of information.
- "… the arts and humanities are critical: not just for developing marketable skills, but for understanding the world around us, including the role of science and technology in our everyday lives."
- To see more: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Engineers-Need-the-Liberal/240125?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=34bff20d02c54dea828ef6d9bb2620cc&elq=84b88f22107a4f198de81bd4d4b01053&elqaid=14006&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5854