BW #6: End of the humanities?
This week, we look into the subjects that US college students are studying — and how that compares with data from the last 50 years. What are they studying more, and what are they studying less?
This week’s topic: End of the humanities?
I got my undergraduate degree at MIT, where virtually all of my classmates were studying science or engineering. For most of us, a university education was very practical, giving us knowledge and skills that would directly give us jobs. And yes, MIT required that we take at least eight classes in the humanities, …