There has been much debate about the funding of arts courses and so called "mickey mouse" degrees. With public finances stretched to the limit, many people believe their funding is beggining to lack justification.
Do you believe that arts courses should recieve funding? Should a BA in "Golf Management" be funded by the taxpayer?
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- Thread Starter
- 29-11-2010 16:55
- PS Helper
- 29-11-2010 17:00
It's unfair to put proper arts courses e.g.History, Philosophy in the same category as Mickey Mouse subjects.
Such courses may not specifically point you in the direction of one job but develop skills which can be of great value in a range of careers and hence benefit the economy - hence some government funding is justifiable.
On the other hand I am sceptical as to whether courses such as golf studies have such value so perhaps these should not be funded by he state.
- 29-11-2010 17:03
I don't think its specifically arts and humanities courses, there are plenty of "science" subjects(IT, sports science) that end up bringing less value than say Law or Politics.