Molière in a Topology Class–Really?!

Moliere ImageI’ve recently read this article and have been resisting not to discuss (or think about) it too much, lest that it finally convince me (or force me to see) that the idea of an education for its own sake is something of the past and one, in order to ‘survive’, must adhere to the new system.

Considering mathematics in the context of this article, one wonders if graduate programs need to encourage students to study other areas outside of mathematics. In the same context, one may ask to what extent math students fulfill the requirement of a ‘liberal’ education if getting an advanced degree merely is instrumental in getting a job.

Take some time to peruse the article, and share your comment(s) if any.

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