After doing some research here is why we are required to study these classes:
1. We must understand the interaction of many systems that hold the global community together such as: politics, economy, organizational, scientific and cultural systems.
2. We must understand communication.
3. We must develop the ability to evaluate, verify, test and apply knowledge in a broad spectrum of solutions we face every day.
4. We must develop or refine our conscious value system that directs our behavior.
5. We must learn about diversity within the world.
I can understand the idea that we must learn about our culture and those around us, and we must understand how to adapt to the ever changing world. However, generations seemed to manage just fine as the world turned.