Technology is an integral part of our lives, and it is vital that our workforce be able to understand and use it. But too narrow a focus can be a limitation– America needs citizens with a broad range of interests and varied skills to do the work that technology cannot: reasoning, debating, and writing about issues of global significance. What can you do with a course of study in politics, and the humanities in general? Almost anything that requires critical thought and good written and verbal communication skills!
A recent Washington Post article by Fareed Zakaria further details the necessity of a liberal arts education for engaging with the world. The next time someone asks you what on earth you’re going to do with a humanities major, point them in the direction of this article and state your intentions with confidence!
EDIT: Another excellent article on a similar theme can be found here.