Professor Discusses Capital Internship Program and Liberal Arts Debate in Op-Ed Piece

An op-ed piece about Westminster College’s new Capital Internship Program by political science professor Tobias Gibson was recently published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. This program enables students to spend a semester in Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital, to gain experience and practical skills in politics.

The value of a liberal arts education has been up for debate in recent months, with a criticism being that a liberal arts degree does not develop enough tactical, marketable skills. Gibson discusses changing higher education models that necessitate the creation of innovative new programs like the Capital Internship Program where theoretical skills and knowledge can be applied in real-world settings.

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