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Posts Tagged: English majors

The Self-Fulfilling Death of Humanities

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Fearing the depreciating value of the humanities fields drives away talent and financial resources, concludes Benjamin Winterhalter, writing for the Atlantic. Humanities subjects include research areas often difficult to assess through quantitative methods, but, despite policymakers’ interest in statistical data, many problems facing society are more complex than simple numbers: There is little sense in […]

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Bad News for English Majors

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Last week, we blogged about how, contrary to popular opinion, English majors are, in fact, employable. But, argues Verlyn Klinkenborg, the misperception that the humanities are impractical career-wise is actually hurting the field, making it less practical in every way. He says of his students, for whom reading and writing have been consistently deemphasized and […]

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Good News for English Majors

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English majors and other humanities students, take heart: your diploma’s not so useless after all! Though arts, humanities, and social sciences are often disparaged as impractical, Time‘s Annette Gordon-Reed argues that they prepare students for the job market quite well in the long run. After all, who is better suited to the unpredictable demands of today’s […]

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