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Humanities Majors

Minecraft Anyone? Encouraging A New Generation of Computer Scientists and Humanists

Christine Henseler | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Christine Henseler

Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it's all about, and how it's possible that your kid doesn't get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly?

The Arts and Humanities Are Alive and Well -- Just Watch the Millennials

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

Let's stop talking about the death or decline of the arts and humanities. Let's explicitly engage with its rebirth.

I Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Science And Art

Jason Li | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Jason Li

"It's just a phase," my mother pleads to her coalition of Asian moms, her hands gesticulating as she feebly attempts to explain my brother's choice of major: ethnic studies.

The 'Useless' College Majors Of The World's Most Successful People

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

“You shouldn’t enter college worried about what you will do when you exit,” David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, said at a World E...

Good News For Humanities Majors

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

People who major in the humanities and social sciences don’t earn as much as their classmates in the physical and natural sciences, math, or enginee...

The Culture Wars Again

W. Robert Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
W. Robert Connor

Humanistic fields are not all in precipitous decline, nor have all teachers and scholars in the humanities "lost faith in their uplifting mission." Such talk plays into the hands of culture warriors who want to turn the clock back rather than think in fresh ways about how the perennial value of these fields can be advanced and enhanced amid rapid demographic, technological, economic and cultural change.

Why Humanities?

Daniel Little | Posted 10.12.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Parents and siblings are sometimes a bit baffled when their student declares a passionate interest in the humanities. Why can't she pursue a practical degree like accounting or computer science? What is the use of a dozen courses in the humanities?

On Studying the Humanities: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

David Behling | Posted 08.05.2012 | College
David Behling

The humanities include the stories people tell, the art and music they make, the buildings they live and work in... and the list could go on. It's about finding answers to this question: What does being human mean?

A Plea for the Liberal Arts

Kinne Chapin | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

When we choose to value utility over passion in choosing a major, we waste a learning opportunity. We waste the chance to become more intricate thinkers with a broader base of knowledge.

Hope for the Humanities?

Chelsea Jones | Posted 04.25.2012 | College
Chelsea Jones

It is not that humanities majors are unwanted these days, just that we have to redefine how we market the skills we've acquired in immersing ourselves in critical thinking and analytical writing rather than numbers and figures.

College Leaders Seek To Revive The Humanities

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WALTHAM -- At college campuses around the world, the humanities are hurting. Students are flocking to majors more closely linked to their career ambit...