[color=green]“Colleges should require all students, regardless of their individual majors, to take a common set of required courses.”
A fervent debate exists about whether colleges should require a common set of required courses or not. However, I am of the view that there must be a common set of courses required for all the students. I will essay my point of view below.
Firstly, a few subjects like english literature, social studies and art, should not be dealt only as credit obscuring subjects. They should not be dealt by students as a headache but as a bonus gift that will enhance their knowledge greatly. These subjects will refine their work in their respective areas of studies, elicite their hidden talents and improve their aesthetic sense, overall. Such subjects should be considered as part of their extra curricular activities.
Moreover, these subjects provide students with an extra general knowledge that will never harm them. These studies magnifies the vision of students. They enhance their knowledge at the cost of nothing. Information about the history and work of ancient civilizations will simply enlighten the knowledge of a future architect and an engineer. The knowledge of the history and the geography will guide a future businessman about the trends and likings of people in a particular region.
Additionally, literature will give a deep thought provoking effect in the writings and speech of literary men of future. Such subjects, if given proper guidance and excellent teachers to lead, help in such a manner that the outcome is a bachelorette, who is not only an intelligent in his specific area, but is also an all rounder who can converse and held opinions, in almost all walks of life. It makes him favourite in his job and provides many openings in the future.
Apart from these benefits, there are times when a freshman misjudges his abilities, and choses a subject which he thinks he understands but actually it is not the case. A general set of subjects will help him in many ways. Firstly, he can judge more clearly his strengths and weaknesses. He can ponder over his likings and interests. Moreover, when he will change his majors, it will be a sign of relief that there are a common set of subjects that he will not have to take again and those will count towards his credits too. He will cope with the optional subjects easily as he will not have to worry about these common subjects. He will feel friendly even in a new environment.
In brief, glancing through all the above details,I feel that, it is quite a novel idea to introduce a common set of required courses in the colleges for the students.
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