Inside Higher Ed Makes Case for Humanities

The authors of “Fear of Being Useful,” a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, expose the fallacies in what passes for conventional wisdom on  humanities degrees–that they’re a waste of time, a ticket to unemployment, and so on.

Their survey of the types of communicative and thinking skills valued by the modern marketplace holds out promise for humanities grads. They also highlight innovative programs around the country, including BYU’s Humanities+ initiatives, that are helping students bridge humanities coursework with career opportunity.

See here: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/01/05/essay-new-approach-defend-value-humanities

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