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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.