“We Need to Hear the Voices of Humanities Majors”

Over at The Way of Improvement Leads Home, Dr. John Fea discusses the versatility of the history major, and how important it is for these people who major in the humanities to speak up and discuss the benefits of their major even after college.  Here is just a taste. . .

As regular readers of this blog know, I have been recording the stories of history majors who have used their degrees in a variety of fields unrelated to the discipline of history.  When these men and women are asked if they would major in history again, knowing what they now know about their current fields of employment, they have answered with an overwhelming “yes.”  You can read their stories at our “So What CAN You Do With a History Major” series here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  (I have also included a chapter on this subject in my forthcoming Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past).

Dr. Fea also sites a piece of Tony Grafton’s and James Grossman’s article in The Chronicle of Education.

Keep reading the article here.

-Phil

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