In a world where interpersonal communication has been largely abandoned in favor of short, sometimes mindless computer speak, the ability to form and debate opinions is a dying art form.
This is why college is still a vital part of the educational process. Many argue that a well-rounded college curriculum is less important than courses geared specifically toward a chosen field of study.
However, it is not necessarily what we learn in history, literature, philosophy and other general elective classes that is important.
These subjects are important because they test our ability to digest information, make informed conclusions and defend our arguments, no matter what they may be.