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The relevance and importance of the humanities in the present day

by Robertson Davies

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Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in Waterloo, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humanities.

  • Edition Notes

    Contained in: Humanties in the present day. Waterloo, Ont., 1979.

    Other titlesHumanties in the present day.
    StatementRobertson Davies.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1-9 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19820026M
    ISBN 100889200769

      The first is the notion that a liberal arts education is no longer all that relevant in today's competitive global economy. The second, related idea is that the administration undervalues the importance of the liberal arts and the teaching of the humanities in favor of STEM, pre-professional courses and career-oriented training. The Humanities Indicators and Departmental Survey have been made possible in part by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

      Author(s): Theodore L. Steinberg Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier : Theodore L. Steinberg. Many histories of science have been written, but A New History of the Humanities offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present. There are already historical studies of musicology, logic, art history, linguistics, and historiography, but this volume gathers these, and many other humanities disciplines, into a single coherent by:

    Humanities Six reasons Shakespeare remains relevant years after his death USC professor helps to put the Bard’s influence into perspective on the upcoming anniversary of his passing. The Value of the Humanities 13 the training humanities scholars provide to their students, who go into the job market across a wide range of professions. Contribution to other disciplines: humanities research feeds into other fields, most obviously the social sciences, but also into medicine, computer science and engineering/ Size: KB.


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