What’s the use of an Arts based, Humanities or Social sciences degree?

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What could it possibly lead to?
Well you …
  • are encouraged to think for yourself
  • learn to present particular information and argue or write about it – communication & working with others
  • question and evaluate evidence, including ‘fake news’ – we know there can be several different aspects/angles to look at any event and learn to make evidence based decisions
  • become skilled at using information systems properly – digital & physical (libraries)
  • learn to understand the smart economy not just technologically but the cognitive smart economy
  • study subjects which teach the skills we need in civilised society
  • seriously interrogate what’s before you and thus you learn to think for yourself
  • learn the life of the Ordinary People
  • ultimately you prepare yourself for independent life-long learning which you can channel into any career you pursue

The value of an Arts Degree?  –  it is flexible and it can take you anywhere; just look at some of the people who have come up via an Arts degree – starting  with US President Barack Obama, Musician & Producer Fat Boy Slim, Financier George Soros, Writer & Orator Oscar Wilde, nearly 60% of FTSE Top 100 Executives and so many others.

also check out;  ‘Why social sciences matter‘ – article from Prospects Luminate, Aug 2018

originally adapted & amanded from: “Miriam Meets” RTE1 radio interview with historian Diarmuid Ferriter and archivist Catriona Crowe, Oct 2009

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