What mathematics for liberal arts students?

Two very interesting discussions on what, how, and whether to teach mathematics to liberal arts / humanities students on mathoverflow.net
What should we teach to liberal arts students who will take only one math course?
What topics should be included in a calculus-for-the-liberal arts course?

Source: Spiked Math comics http://spikedmath.com/033.html

If that does not convince you that math is useful and/or fun, have a listen to the Mathematical Pi Song:


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