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Old 18-04-2005, 19:09:42   #1
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Liberal Arts Wankers

Well, at least your salaries went up this year...



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Old 18-04-2005, 19:15:01   #2
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What on earth classifies as 'liberal arts' anyway?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:16:10   #3
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:17:05   #4
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classics is sort of the epitome of liberal arts

but I bet that philosophy and english and all that was included...

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Old 18-04-2005, 19:18:23   #5
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So....what are non liberal arts?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:20:10   #6
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:24:05   #7
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Ok. I think I've got it now. So what do they classify the non liberal arts as?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:26:10   #8
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well, some fall under the list of sciences..

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Old 18-04-2005, 19:26:27   #9
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:26:51   #10
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:28:40   #11
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Would poetry about how wonderful neo-conservatism is fall under liberal arts?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:31:14   #12
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:32:18   #13
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I still can't understand why they call them liberal, rather than just 'arts'.

Is this only in America, or does the UK do this too?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:34:59   #14
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I'm going to be an apperentice for computer engineering. Looks like it pays well in the US, should be quite a bit in the UK.
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:41:05   #15
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So is law a liberal art?
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:42:19   #16
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:44:28   #17
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I'm going to be an apperentice for computer engineering. Looks like it pays well in the US, should be quite a bit in the UK.
What the hell is an apprentice for computer engineering?

Laz: Law is a graduate degree, these are undergrad degrees. Law students frequently take the Liberal Arts degrees as undergrad degrees for the easy marks and high GPA to get into law school.

The lawyers who study a science or applied science then go into law are rare, and extraordinarily highly paid for that.
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:49:24   #18
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Old 18-04-2005, 19:51:28   #19
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Is this a 4-year degree?
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:08:30   #21
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:16:26   #22
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Law is an undergraduate degree in Britain.
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:20:13   #23
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You can get a law degree in 4 years in Britain?

It takes about 8 here.

Low standards?
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:21:52   #24
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No. After the degree there's the one year Legal Practice course. Then the two years of Articles.
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:23:39   #25
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The point is this is a comparison of 4-year bachelor's degrees, of which Lawyers are obviously not part of.
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:27:15   #26
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Old 18-04-2005, 20:36:18   #27
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:10:08   #28
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You can get a law degree in 4 years in Britain?

It takes about 8 here.

Low standards?
Law covers a wide variety of employment and skill requirements. As I understand it, there is (from my point of view); civil law; criminal law (both in my country) and international law (which is every other set of laws and circumstances, other countries laws and how 2 or more sets of laws clash; to cover things like piracy on the high seas, wars, trade etc).

People working for law firms are not the only people making money from the law(s). Things like intellectual properties, the people who own them, politicians, diplomats, spies...

All of those have some understanding and training in the law, or have benefited from it. Or in other cases found it a liability.
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:29:03   #29
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In Britain you can get a medical degree in 6 years.

Here it takes a minumum of 8.
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In Britain you can get a medical degree in 6 years.

Here it takes a minumum of 8.
Its our natural superiority- we learn complex and taxing subjects much more quickly than Americans and Canadians.
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:38:47   #31
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Yep, wonder how people feel about the knowledge of their doctors about basic science and its impact on thier practice.

I would look up some old AH posts but am too lazy.
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:41:41   #32
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In Britain you can get a medical degree in 6 years.

Here it takes a minumum of 8.
I suppose that means you're not in Britain -I'm a bit slow tonight. Hold that thought and forget about one crounty's standards and another's.

... look at those 2 professions - they're not even on the list. Medical and Legal. Nor a few of the professions on my list, for some of which a degree is not uncommon.

And which can earn your more money.
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I suppose that means you're not in Britain -I'm a bit slow tonight. Hold that thought and forget about one crounty's standards and another's.

... look at those 2 professions - they're not even on the list. Medical and Legal. Nor a few of the professions on my list, for some of which a degree is not uncommon.

And which can earn your more money.
What does that have to do with my post?
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Yep, wonder how people feel about the knowledge of their doctors about basic science and its impact on thier practice.

I would look up some old AH posts but am too lazy.
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:49:25   #35
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In Britain you can get a medical degree in 6 years.

Here it takes a minumum of 8.
Well you yanks are always a bit slow to start things, like jobs, world wars and stuff.
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What does that have to do with my post?
It means I didn't know you didn't come from Britain.

It also means that Asher's list is incomplete, or maybe Liberal Arts is a catchall for something that didn't fit neatly into the others because those professions are few and highly paid.

And that if what we're talking about is a list of average annual earnings for degree holders, that doesn't mean much against what you individually as a person will earn after you qualify.
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Stop it, you are getting Poly all over this thread.
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Old 18-04-2005, 22:53:59   #38
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Now we have to go wash our computers. Thanks so much!
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here Cruddy, it is discussed adnasuem here

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It doesn't list salaries for the sciences.
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There are no salaries for the sciences at a bachelor's level.
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Starting salaries for Geologists with B.Sc degrees is around $40k-$45k while chemists and biologists also make good money with just B.Sc degrees.
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plenty of graduate level jobs in pharma over here. They are always looking for graduate chemists, esp for process type jobs. Lots of places for people with medicinal chemistry degrees. Theres fewer grad biology jobs unless you have done some lab work, although its not uncommon to see graduate positions in microbiology.

With the current exchange rate graduate chem/bio jobs in the UK making $40-$50K are not unheard of. Hell, I got paid around $30K per year on my PhD.
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You can get a law degree in 4 years in Britain?

It takes about 8 here.

Low standards?
Law does not require an undergrad study here, too. General education is done in highschool. Highschool grads enter law school for a 4 year master study, followed by a 2 year professional doctorate.

However, most professions require a further 4 years of training on the job. Admission to the bar exam, for example, requires Master + 9 months court practice + 18 Months attorney practice.
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In Britain you can get a medical degree in 6 years.

Here it takes a minumum of 8.
So you are a full two years behind us after high school? I knew you were behind but... wow.
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3-4 years rather, for the undergrad degree. But they catch up by leaving out some essential medical stuff.
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