Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
What is the value of an arts degree? This seems to be the central question of this week’s news round-up.
The importance of the humanities and the skills afforded to students through a humanities education were particularly salient topics. In one case, it was argued that it helps students develop empathy, something that can be lacking in the “me generation.” “Humanists are specialists in an activity upon which all other disciplines depend, indeed, upon which we daily depend in everything we do: the making and assessment of meaning,” argued another recent column.
Universities are also recognizing the need to promote the values...