- The humanities prepare you to fulfill your civic and cultural responsibilities.
- Studying the humanities allows you to become familiar with and use the creative ideas from great minds outside of science.
- The state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and techniques you learn in college have a limited shelf life; mastering the humanities provides tools for extending it.
- Humanities study strengthens your ability to communicate and work with others.
- You will gain knowledge of foreign languages and foreign cultures.
- The walls that exist among disciplines has been lowered and students can move across disciplines more freely.
- Students can benefit from advice on which courses to take.
- Humanities study helps you understand the impact that science, technology, and medicine has had on society and understand the future scientific needs of society.
- Interdisciplinary learning adds value to one’s degree.
- Humanities study teaches you that the supposedly sharp dichotomies that separate science from humanities do not really exist.
“Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career”
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Humanities in Preparation for Science
"Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career"
May 12, 2011
Dan Albert offers 10 reasons why students pursuing science careers should augment their education with a strong foundation in the humanities.read more at sciencemag.org »