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Value of liberal arts discussed on C of I Insights

The value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century is the focus of today's episode of College of Idaho Insights.

College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter (political economy), Jasper LiCalzi (political economy) and Steve Maughan (history) discuss a recent survey of employers showing a high level of demand for skills that are traditionally developed through a liberal arts experience such as that offered at the C of I, including strong communication skills, adaptability to change, teamwork skills, and strategic thinking and analysis. For more about the survey conducted by Millennial Branding and Experience Inc., read "Revenge of the Liberal Arts Major" online.

College of Idaho Insights is a roundtable featuring professors discussing a wide range of issues of public interest. Watch previous episodes on the College's YouTube channel.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit