Best Argument for Studying English? Employment!
Thanks to Holly Orway for posting this on her site.
Undergraduate humanities may not be in quite the sorry shape that pundits like David Brooks seem to believe. But it’s true that at certain institutions, enrollments have dipped lately. At Yale, for instance, English and History have lost ground over the past ten years to economics and political science.
Well of course! you might say. The economy’s eating twenty-two-year-olds for lunch, and undergrads want jobs. But here’s the funny part: humanities students aren’t actually faring that terribly on the market.
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