Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

Author:   Laurie Grobman ,  E. Michele Ramsey
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
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9780812251982


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   27 March 2020
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Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities


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In recent decades, the humanities have struggled to justify themselves in the American university. The costs of attending a four-year college have exploded, resulting in intense pressure on students to major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), business, and other pre-professional or practical majors that supposedly transmit more marketable skills than can be acquired from the humanities. But, as Laurie Grobman and E. Michele Ramsey argue, this vision of humanities majors idly pondering the meaning of life for four years is inaccurate. Major Decisions demonstrates how choosing a major in the humanities is a worthwhile investment in a global economy that is shifting in the direction of college graduates who think broadly, critically, and ethically. Indeed, the core skills and knowledge imparted by an education in the humanities-including facility with written and verbal communication, collaboration, problem-solving, technological literacy, ethics, leadership, and an understanding of the human impacts of globalization-are immensely useful to employers across a variety of sectors. Major Decisions serves as a deeply informative guide to students and parents-and provides a powerful reminder to employers and university administrators of the true value of an education in the humanities.

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Author:   Laurie Grobman ,  E. Michele Ramsey
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Imprint:   University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN:  

9780812251982


ISBN 10:   0812251989
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   27 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Preface Introduction: Major Decisions: The Case for the Humanities PART I. INVISIBLE PARTNERS: THE HUMANITIES AND THE MODERN AND FUTURE ECONOMIES Chapter 1. Humanities and the Modern and Future Economies Chapter 2. Cheers, Jeers, and Fears: Understanding Choices Among College Majors Chapter 3. Making the Invisible Visible: Careers and the Humanities PART II. UNDERSTANDING THE HUMANITIES Chapter 4. Beyond Jobs and Careers: The Enduring Value of the Humanities Chapter 5. Humanities Research: Investigating What Makes Us Human Chapter 6. Come into Our Classrooms: What to Expect in Humanities Classes PART III. LEARNING CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE HUMANITIES Chapter 7. Critical Thinking Chapter 8. Written Communication Chapter 9. Verbal Communication Chapter 10. Collaboration Chapter 11. Problem-Solving Chapter 12. Creativity and Innovation Chapter 13. Technological Competence and Technological Literacy Chapter 14. Ethics Chapter 15. Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equality Chapter 16. Globalization, Global Understanding, and a Global Perspective Chapter 17. Leadership PART IV. CREATING AND COMMUNICATING YOUR HUMANITIES STORY Chapter 18. For Prospective and Current College Students: Creating and Communicating Your Humanities Story Conclusion. Higher Education, Democracy, and the Humanities Notes Index Acknowledgments

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What's the best way of boosting your creativity, collaboration, verbal communication skills and more? Major Decisions argues brilliantly that a humanities education is a winning passport to a modern career. --George Anders, author of Perfect Enough


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Laurie Grobman is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Penn State University, Berks. E. Michele Ramsey is Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's Studies at Penn State University, Berks.

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