Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In bad economy, undergraduate humanities suffer

This may not bode well for the skill set we can expect to see in future law school applicants.  The New York Times is reporting today that undergraduate humanities, which typically encompass courses with a heavy emphasis on writing and analytical thinking, are under siege these days due to the economy and tough job market.   Professor Andrew Delbanco, director of American studies at Columbia, is quoted as saying:  “Although people in humanities have always lamented the state of the field, they have never felt quite as much of a panic that their field is becoming irrelevant.”  You can read the whole story, "In Tough Times, Humanities Must Justify Their Worth," here.  I am the scholarship dude.


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