Oh the Humanities

You Don’t Need a Tech Degree To Be a Productive Member of Society, Liberal Arts Professors Swear

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For a young humanities major, it can feel like everyone from Barack Obama to your Uncle Bob is denouncing your choice of academic field. What will you ever do, they ask, with that degree in history, Russian literature, the classics or, worst of all, communications?

Millennials are supposed to be picking STEM majors that will enable the U.S. to compete with China and India, the-powers-that-be insist. But to fight humanities-phobia (and presumably save their own jobs), a national group of so-called “master teachers” is about to issue a report requesting increased support for liberal arts subjects, according to theĀ New York Times. Read More