Friday, June 10, 2011

holla back, humanities

This excellent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education offers a much-needed student's perspective on the importance of the humanities and, specifically, humanities majors. Often the justification for such programs and areas of study comes as a kind of top-down approach (profs to students). Nice change. I was particularly impressed with the way the students deconstructed the nature of questions like, "What are you going to do with that major?"--exhibiting in an appropriately meta-sort-of-way just what you can do with "that." Holla.