Why the Humanities Rocks: A Personal Narrative

1006176_10151520807002901_1211978318_n (1)Let’s face it. As humanities majors, teachers, lovers, etc., we’ve got it rough. The moment I announced that I was majoring in philosophy and religion, I was bombarded with questions about my life choices. There are politicians with questionable morals who have faced considerably less verbal onslaught than me.

Here’s a conversation that I have at least once a week:

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Communicating Communication

There’s a debate in the academic community. Actually, that’s a lie. There are several debates. More than you can shake a stick at. If you chopped down all of Drury’s trees and turned them into sticks, you would still be ill-equipped with the stick-shaking situation. I see I’ve digressed.

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What Are Humanities?

Until a few days ago, I didn’t really understand what areas of study the humanities included. Whenever I thought of humanities, pictures of a student in a library would appear or even videos of the docile Manatee swimming lazily in the ocean. Why on earth would a Manatee appear in my head? Maybe because I thought it was called a “Humanity” before I googled it; or perhaps because they are related to the Elephant, one…

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