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Prompt In approximately 3 pages argue that Ramapo College is or is notsucceeding in delivering a liberal arts education as defined by Newmanthrough its GenEd curriculumStudents are required to take General Education courses at RamapoCollege before they are allowed to graduate with a degree These coursesare considered part of a liberal education an education thatgives students a solid background in the arts sciences andhumanities according to John Henry Newman a cardinal and founder ofthe Catholic University of Ireland Austin 53 It can be argued thatthese courses have no practical application in the real world asopposed to a servile education which can be used in training studentsfor careers Ramapo College is succeeding in delivering a liberal artseducation as defined by Newman in Knowledge Its Own End through itsGeneral Education curriculum especially through specific GeneralEducation courses an intellectual atmosphere and the aspiration ofbecoming a gentleman Newman 58 To begin Ramapo Colleges First Year Seminar FYS classes and CollegeEnglish classes are part of the required General Education curriculumFYS encourages new students to participate in a community of learnersto strengthen their critical thinking skills and to communicateeffectively both orally and in writing while the College Englishclasses will strengthen students critical reading and writingskills General Education These classes provide exercises ofmind of reason of reflection as according to Newman Newman 56Thus they are considered part of a liberal education because they offera general knowledge to all students taking these courses Students willlearn about different aspects of the sciences and arts in their FYSclasses while learning important ways to read and respond to texts inCollege English classes This liberal knowledge will teach students keydiscussion tools and ways of thinking in these specific classes HenceRamapo College accomplishes its task in providing students with aliberal educationIn addition the General Education program at Ramapo College if viewedin its entirety can be considered a liberal education After all aLiberal Education viewed in itself is simply the cultivation ofthe intellect as such and its object is
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