Linwood Orange established the value of Liberal Arts study as the basis for entry into a variety of career areas: legal, medical, governmental, and commercial.1 Orange surveyed 400 businesses and industries to determine the kinds of positions liberal arts majors and, specifically, English majors held in those corporations. In addition, his questionnaire provided information on courses that would benefit liberal arts students should they hope to pursue careers in the commerce or governmental area. Fundamental to all employment indicated by this survey were ten (10) basic skills or competencies that seemed to be inherent in liberal arts study and of great benefit to careers in the area of commerce.2
Cook, William A. and Gonyea, James C.
"Born Again (New Life and Hope for Liberal Arts Education),"
Perspectives (1969-1979): Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss3/3