By Michael Berube: What Will You Do With an English Major? Plenty? (click on the excerpt below to go to the full article).
Too many students (and their parents) think of college as the place that will grant them the degree they need to work at X job. The problem is, X job might not exist 10 or 20 years from now. Or X job might be transformed into something else, something that requires critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills.
When that happens, and it happens all the time, humanities majors find that their degrees were good investments after all – and that they are employable anywhere in the economy where there is thinking to be done.