Will the Humanities be Extinct by 2024?

There has been a lively debate about the purposes of a higher education and the degree to which it is about acquiring skills for employment, versus meeting personal and societal objectives for fulfillment and civic participation. This panel will explore the issue from the point of view of whether and how the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum contribute to both goals, and how well today’s institutions of higher learning are prepared to fulfill the humanities’ promise.

Festival: 2014

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