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- Humanities in the Twenty-First Century
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The presence of a corporate paradigm in academia is, however, not limited to employee management practices. Sora, J.
E lizabeth Bleicher , directory of the exploratory program, said the drop in enrollment numbers is most likely due to the economic recession and because parents are reluctant to send their child to expensive institutions without a guarantee of a return on investment. The e xploratory p rogram, for example, went from students during the Fall semester to during the Fall semester, according to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research. This trend of lower enrollment in the humanities has also been observed nationally.
Humanities in the Twenty-First Century
E lizabeth Bleicher , directory of the exploratory program, said the drop in enrollment numbers is most likely due to the economic recession and because parents are reluctant to send their child to expensive institutions without a guarantee of a return on investment.
The e xploratory p rogram, for example, went from students during the Fall semester to during the Fall semester, according to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research. This trend of lower enrollment in the humanities has also been observed nationally. Brown said the decrease in enrollment numbers for the Department of Writing — from students during the Fall semester to students during the Fall semester, according to institutional data — has had an effect on how many courses are offered each semester.
Dan Breen, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, said that while he is not sure why the decrease is happening, he does think the stereotype that students who graduate with humanities degrees do not earn much out of college plays a role. Enrollment in the Department of English has decreased from students during the Fall semester to 71 students during the Fall semester, according to institutional data.
Does that translate into a white — collar job? He also said the demographic base for the c ollege has plateaued and that the Class of and Class of — both of which are larger than historical-average classes — are going to graduate and the classes to replace them are not of comparable size. He also said the educational experience should be more distinctive, with faculty-mentored research or internship opportunities, and the college overall should accept more students.
Robert Townsend, director of the Washington , D. As a result, he said, fewer college students need to take introduction courses in the humanities, which can help serve as pathways into humanities majors. Senior Hana Mastrogiacomo said as a theat er studies major, she understands that she will not have many job prospects and that people believe getting a job is more important than doing something one is passionate about.
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Let’s pretend we’re a corporation: an introduction to the academic/corporate convergence
Why Education Is Useless is craftily written and thoroughly enjoyable. Bookish persons have long been subjects of suspicion and contempt and nowhere more so, perhaps, than in the United States during the past twenty years. Critics of education point to the Nazism of Martin Heidegger, for example, to assert the inhumanity of highly learned people; they contend that an oppressive form of identity politics has taken over the academy and complain that the art world has been overrun by culturally privileged elitists. There are always, it seems, far more reasons to disparage the ivory tower than to honor it. The uselessness of education, particularly in the humanities, is a pervasive theme in Western cultural history. With wit and precision, Why Education Is Useless engages those who attack learning by focusing on topics such as the nature of humanity, love, beauty, and identity as well as academic scandals, identity politics, multiculturalism, and the corporatization of academe. Asserting that hostility toward education cannot be dismissed as the reaction of barbarians, fools, and nihilists, Daniel Cottom brings a fresh perspective to all these topics while still making the debates about them comprehensible to those who are not academic insiders.
Pedagogy 1 April ; 17 2 : — The essay argues that there is an institutional role—and obligation—to teach students to appreciate poetry. In contrast to vertical and intensive models of analysis that treat individual poems or authors as the primary unit of pedagogical value, aesthetic appreciation requires a lateral, extensive, and comparative mode of encounter. Sign In or Create an Account. Advanced Search.
Request Full-text Paper PDF Importantly, however, American literature professor Michael Bérubé, long-standing champion of has suggested that doubts about the practical utility of the arts and humanities (on which the.
Why Education Is Useless
New York University Press, Korean translation, With Jennifer Ruth. Palgrave, The Left at War. Classroom Politics and Bias in Higher Education.
This makes Humanities in the 21st Century both a compelling call to humanities scholars to reclaim the public value debate, as well as setting a demanding standard for others wanting to participate in that debate. Its distinguished authors raise serious questions about the role s of the Humanities in the academy and their impact outside its walls, and provide serious answers from a variety of perspectives. Especially valuable is the collective attempt to move beyond rhetorical posturing in considering what can sensibly be claimed as the 'utility' of humanistic learning and ways of knowing.