Defense of the Liberal Arts

Human skills and the value of liberal arts graduates

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:46

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

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:09

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.

Is This the Hardest Course in the Humanities?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:44

For most of my professional life, the future of the humanities was a conceptual matter. That’s no longer the case.

What Gets Forgotten in Debates About the Liberal Arts

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:39

As the United States staggered out of the Great Recession, policy makers and pundits were all too eager to question the liberal arts.

Liberal arts degree delivers liberal earnings and job satisfaction

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:34

American higher education has been the envy of the world since World War II.

Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:25

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’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 13:57

Humanities are skills that are as valuable and necessary. Communication, observation, empathy and logical thinking are important but constantly undervalued skills.

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 13:57

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 13:45

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.

What critics of a liberal arts and sciences education are missing

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:35

In John Stossel's recent column, "What everyone's afraid to say about college and jobs," he fails to mention that an education in the liberal arts and sciences creates pathways to a productive, meaningful and engaged life.

Science is for understanding. The humanities find happiness in knowledge

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:37

“How am I to be happy, or, more philosophically: how am I to live?”

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:37

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