Defense of the Liberal Arts
Studying STEM Isn’t The Career Boost We Think
For some understandable yet deeply misguided reasons, a defining majority of our country’s discourse has focused on the financial outcomes of college – the blindingly narrow “return on investment.”
Human skills and the value of liberal arts graduates
From chatbots in customer service departments, content management on social networks and the use of drones, human beings are already collaborating with technology and still, many fear automation.
Humanities majors still relevant in a dynamic workforce, study finds
Facing cuts to its state appropriation and dwindling enrollment, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was forced to make a difficult decision: How to remove an $8 million structural deficit.
Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market
PARIS — The return of humanities to the business world is becoming more and more visible. With technical jobs being replaced by robots, the quest for meaning in an increasingly complex society is boosting the importance of intellectual professions.
How the humanities are more than just ‘soft skills’
Humanities are skills that are as valuable and necessary. Communication, observation, empathy and logical thinking are important but constantly undervalued skills.
Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering
Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were a prerequisite for success in business.