Compelling Articles

Compelling Articles on the Value of Studying the Humanities

The following articles—taken from a wide variety of publications—make the case for studying the humanities and employ a variety of different arguments to do so. Some focus on the skills gained, others on preparedness for particular careers, and still others on the non-market oriented benefits.

This is just a small selection from the genre, but these articles have been selected either because 1) their arguments are particularly compelling or novel or 2) because they performed particularly well on social media.

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To Be a Good Doctor, Study the Humanities

Pacific Standard Magazine | Angira Patel

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Studying Humanities Teaches You How to Get a Job

Pacific Standard Magazine | Ilana Gershon & Noah Berlatsky

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How the Humanities Can Train Entrepreneurs

The Atlantic | Jon Marcus

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Liberal Arts in the Digital Age

Harvard Business Review | JM Olejarz

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There's Still Room for the Humanities in Our Tech-Focused Workforce
Society Needs Humanities Majors

The Seattle Times | Gina Barreca

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Without Liberal Arts and Sciences, America's Foundation Crumbles

The HillFrederick M. Lawrence

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For the Sake of Humanity, Teach the Humanities

Education WeekJim Haas

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STEM Education is Vital--but not at the Expense of the Humanities

Scientific American

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Training Good Doctors Starts with the Liberal Arts

New Republic Lisa Adams, Leslie Henderson, & Glenda Shoop

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Embracing the Humanities: A Perspective from Physics

NPR | Tania Lombrozo

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Why America's Business Majors are in Desperate Need of a Liberal Arts Education

The Atlantic | Yoni Appelbaum

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Learning to be Human

The Atlantic | Sophie Gilbert

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Humanities and Business go Hand in Hand

The Boston GlobeTracey Carlson

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Thomas Jefferson Would not Have Liked this College Trend

The Washington PostValerie Strauss & Michel Roth

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Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Julio Ottino & Gary Saul Morson

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What is the Value of an Eduation in the Humanities

NPR | Adam Frank

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Who Needs Philosophers? Scientists, Politicians, and Welders do

Time Douglas MacLean

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The Unexpected Schools Championing the Liberal Arts

The AtlanticJon Marcus

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That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket

Forbes | George Anders

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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple with Overhauled Entrance Exam

NPR | April Dembosky

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The Humanities are an Existentialism

Inside Higher EdDan Edelstein

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The Other Public Humanities

The Chronicle of Higher Education Kristen Case

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