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The Teaching Company


Poll #997979 Higher :Learning

If you had ample time, money and opportunity to get a university degree in any of the following areas, and it didn't impact on your employment positively or negatively, but was just for personal interest, which of the following fields would you get a degree in?

Business and economics
1(1.1%)
Fine arts and music
22(24.2%)
History (Ancient and medieval)
13(14.3%)
History (Modern)
8(8.8%)
Literature and English Language
6(6.6%)
Philosophy and intellectual history
13(14.3%)
Religion
4(4.4%)
Science and Mathematics
7(7.7%)
Social sciences
10(11.0%)
None. I've had enough education thank you.
7(7.7%)

If you were offered a free all-expense paid university degree in one of the fields mentioned in the previous question, would you go for it? (Assume that it wouldn't affect your employment or ability to support yourself and your dependents).

Yes, for sure!
67(73.6%)
Possibly
18(19.8%)
Likely not
4(4.4%)
No, for sure.
0(0.0%)
I don't really know.
2(2.2%)


Explanation: Some co-workers have introduced me to a website called "The Teaching Company." (The address is http://www.teach12.com )We all chip in a few bucks and buy these cds they offer on a variety of university level courses. I listen to them when I'm driving. The courses are offered in each of the areas listed in the first poll question. They don't permit you to get university credits or anything, they're just more for personal interest. (Yeah, I'm a geek.) I've listened to so many of these things that if I had been able to get credit for them, I'd probably have a degree or two that I'd never be able to use. That made me wonder if others like to learn for the sake of learning, without any purpose such as a degree.
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