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September 7, 2018

Study the Humanities: Help Us Make the Case

By Beatrice Gurwitz, Deputy Director, National Humanities Alliance

Think pieces abound on how best to make the case for the value of studying the humanities--should we as a humanities community emphasize the quite respectable career and salary outcomes of humanities majors or do we then fall into the trap of suggesting that higher education is necessary only for economic gain? Should we make claims that extend beyond the marketplace and emphasize preparation for citizenship and living the good life or do we then ignore the real economic concerns of first generation college students and many others? These ...(Read more)

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