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Do you ever wonder why certain governments tend to seek the defunding of Arts and Humanities programs?
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ANTHROPOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY LITERATURE PHILOSOPHY VISUAL ARTS HUMAN GEOGRAPHY PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Help us understand each other’s languages, histories, and cultures.
Help us consider the impacts and consequences of science, technology, and medicine.
Develop empathy—the ability to understand the needs and wants of others.
Teach us to be skeptical, weigh evidence, and consider multiple view points.
Build skills in writing, critical reading, and creativity.
TEACH US TO ASK QUESTIONS: CRITIQUE
Help to develop informed and critical citizens.
Sustain democracy and participatory governence.
Encourage us to seek greater understanding of ourselves, our actions, and the world.
VITAL TO PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY: PERSUADE
Create connections across time and place, revealing the ramifications of history.
CLASSICS DESIGN HISTORY LAW LANGUAGES LINGUISTICS RELIGION POLITICS
UNDERSTAND · Political platforms, arguments, and debates. · Medical research and results. · Laws, acts, policies, and procedures. · Actions and consequences. · News reporting, literature, and art. · Patterns or fallacies. MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT · Holding those in power accountable for their actions. · Fighting for change or reform. · Supporting long or short term cultural or social investments.
RECOGNIZE & CRITIQUE · Propaganda, bias, disinformation, and hate speach. · Subjective decision making. · A government’s scope and power. · Your rights and responsibilities. CREATE · A culture of collaboration and mutual respect. · Safer living conditions for all. · A sustainable future.
YES Arts and Humanities grads have a comparable employment rate to grads with other degrees.
Arts and Humanities grads have comparable salaries to those with other undergraduate degrees.
Up to 60% of US CEOs and Heads of Product Engineering have degrees in the Humanities.
EMPLOYERS WANT Effective oral and written communication
Critical thinking and analytical reasoning
Employees to connect choices to ethical decisions
Knochel, A. (2017). Why do conservatives want the government to defund the arts? The Conversation.
Ruggeri, A. (2019). Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life. BBC: Worklife Online.
SSHRC. Future Challenge Areas: 2018-21. Available Online.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Terras, M., Priego, E., Liu, A., Rockwell, G., Sinclair, S., Hensler, C., and Thomas, L. (2013). “The Humanities Matter!” Infographic, 4humanities.org/infographic
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