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  • Humanities In STEM

    Humanities in STEM Many undergraduate students will claim, “the humanities are a waste of time” or “the humanities will not help me with my career”. Yo-Yo Ma in “Behind the Cello” and Tamar Lewin in “As Interest Fades in the Humanities” both discuss what the humanities may have to offer. The humanities educate degree seeking students on many things that are essential to every career. Without being educated in the humanities, students are missing out on skills and information that are not taught in the STEM subjects such as foreign language, culture, history, literature and philosophy. The humanities subjects should be incorporated into the STEM curriculum so that students can focus on their career path as well as learn things that are significant to their career as well as their everyday life. The humanities include learning foreign languages and different cultures. Because of globalization, it is probable that in any career path that students take they will come across a person from another country (Lewin). Being familiar with some of the world 's most spoken languages like Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese are necessary and are not currently taught in STEM. This can be included in the STEM curriculum by incorporating different languages into lessons and assigning students homework where they will reading and writing about…

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  • Should Humanities Be Paid Any Attention?

    “The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word” (Miller). We are shaped by our experiences as humans and as the saying goes, life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it. What determines the actions we take? The humanities. That goes to show that the importance of humanities cannot be overemphasized. The chasm that exists between both the STEM and humanities has proven to be nothing short of a bane on the growth of the…

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  • Before Humanities 210: Philosophies And Views

    Before Humanities 210, how would you have described the philosophies that influenced your processes for decision making, thinking, and developing preferences? How would you have described your level of conscious choice of and commitment to these philosophies? What helped form or develop the belief in that philosophy? After class discussions, have you had any realizations or made any changes in regards to the philosophies that influences your decisions, actions, or preferences? Has your level…

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  • Crimes Against Humanity In Lord Of The Flies

    In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he tells a tale of a group of school aged boys who end up stranded on an island without any adults. During the book, there is a struggle for power over who gets to be “Chief”. This struggle is mainly between two contrasting characters, Ralph, the protagonist, and Jack, the antagonist. Jack is guilty of crimes against humanity due to the atrocities some of the other boys experienced under his rule. At many points towards the end of the novel, Jack who…

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  • The Characteristics Of Education: The Purpose Of Education

    In addition, compassion is a necessity to becoming a multifaceted adult of society. Without compassion for each other, we will not be a successful society. Expressing compassion and making connections with other people outside that student’s discipline will help the student become a well-rounded individual. By taking a humanities course, the student is able to recognize other interests he or she has and understand others who are an art or humanities field major. Education should broaden the…

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  • Why You Should Obtain A Degree

    The College/ Universities increased their loan program than increase their financial aids (peal grants) program. In order to students pay their tuition, they try to focus on courses that related to America’s economy and they have more chance to find the job in their area of study to pay their loan. We as human should be consider about the Liberal Arts such as humanities and what caused that to not being elected course as it was before in Colleges and…

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  • Analysis Of Adam Gopnik's 'Why Teach English'

    Oh the Humanities! In the text, "Why Teach English?", Gopnik attempts to assert this main argument, that teaching English is a worthwhile venture. Gopnik begins by essentially discounting previous arguments that had been made in the defense of the English department. He provides several of his own arguments that he believe are more adequate. In these arguments, Gopnik discusses concepts like making literature available to all, pursuing a major out of joy for the subject, and needing the…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Sherman Alexie's Superman And Me

    similar attitude. This type of attitude can also appeal to Alexie’s secondary audience (society as a whole), because people would be more apt to listen to Alexie’s argument if he did not come across as pretentious. An appeal to pathos is also achieved through Alexie’s mention of an uneven childhood that was often filled with doubts if they could support themselves since it makes the audience feel sympathy for his situation. Alexie uses this appeal to pathos in order to strengthen his appeal to…

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  • The Hedgehog, And The Magister's Pox Analysis

    were to question the relationship between the fields of science and the humanities, a common answer would probably be that the two could not be farther apart. After all, while the former focuses on reason and what is observable, the latter abandons these principles for introspectiveness, and what we cannot observe. Yet, the gap that divides the two schools of thought is unnecessary. While society upholds science as the dominant method of inquiry, it could not survive without the humanities, and…

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  • Medical Ethics

    Through the use of an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, doctors can enhance the ‘hard’ knowledge that is normally associated with the field of medicine and make it more malleable to the real world and the lives of the people that medicine impacts. The acknowledgement of bioethics allows doctors to think about the socioeconomic and moral complications that are a byproduct of certain medical advancements allowing them to be better doctors because of it. Human cloning is a great example in…

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