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Aaheli Roy (5 дней назад)
This video helped a lot! Everybody keeps saying that an English degree is useless, but we are honestly underrated! I really think we have great qualities.
Manuel Odabashian (6 дней назад)
You express yourself better!
aurel (1 месяц назад)
Just major in STEM
Jack Saltzberg (1 месяц назад)
Use ur broadview of the world when u work at mcdonalds
Jack Saltzberg (1 месяц назад)
4th year ..u should have questioned it before u began...no subtlies here...their telling u u fucked up....not one of u english majors can get a job....so name the jobs u can get...u never mentioned one...pay ur parents back and get a job in starbucks
Ayumi Ash Sarcon fan of itsfunneh (1 месяц назад)
I need to study English,science,Math And all the subject so I can answer our hard questions.BTW when I will study,I will sleep and my mom will wake me up but I was hypnotized by reading all the lessons..:(
Shema Yisrael (1 месяц назад)
I haven't watched the whole video, but I seriously don't see how an English degree can get you any job at all besides teaching unfortunately we can't deny the fact that finding a job is one of the hardest things to do and an English degree doesn't help make it any easier
Daniella Cressman (2 месяца назад)
Thank you so much for this video! I really struggled with this, and was a science major for a long time, but I hated it. It's reassuring that there are a lot of options out there available for us! I don't like having to feel bad about majoring in English when people question it, so maybe now I will have a much better answer for them.
hartini tiny (2 месяца назад)
You speak so fast sometime I can' t understand. Cuz I' m beginer. But I like your english.
bentstrider (2 месяца назад)
I've been driving semi trucks since 22 and dabbling in college courses since graduating HS back in 2001. STEM and other math/science courses have been whooping my ass since that time. But the history and English courses were always the courses I excelled in with normal effort. If anything has kept me from just going straight for the English or History BA or BS option, it's the fact that none of the careers opened by such a degree seemed to interest me in any particular way. A whole lot of positions that require one to be up front and in the eyes of everyone. As opposed to hiding in the back and staying out of everyone's way. At 35 now, I'm probably going to seriously reconsider it. But I'm not quitting my day job for the full time option either. Got to keep funding the struggle some way.
rm iqbal (2 месяца назад)
what I see is people with english major end up with teaching, hotel (bellboy, etc.), and freelance jobs, and few costumer service. stop being delusive, please.
Millie Luin (3 месяца назад)
I have just changed my degree to English and have had a lot of stress over it. But this has made me feel so much more confident and positive. Thank you!
Jeremiah Daniel (3 месяца назад)
The real answer is nothing of substance lol had to change from English to engineering because i don’t wanna teach for the rest of my life
Ranka Subu (4 месяца назад)
I am going to take b.a. what other subject should I add?
eirene kpop (4 месяца назад)
Who took or taking Bachelor of Arts in English Language here? :)
David Oliver (4 месяца назад)
Thank you for this video. I was having trouble deciding what to go back to school for because I did not know what I wanted to study. Only that I wanted to study and research anything that interest me and you made me see that as an English Major I can study what I want and even better teach it or explain it to other people in a way that they can understand (BTW I have huge trouble with explaining things to people in a way they understand). In highschool I noticed that most English teachers teach random topics which is why they were always my favorite. Thank you so much again you helped loads.
grateful. (2 месяца назад)
3:25 jobs (or even tourism jobs!
Mangpu Kipgen (5 месяцев назад)
Wow... that was so good. I love it.
hiroshi yamanaka (5 месяцев назад)
This is exciting and all that but I haven't really understood the jobs for an English major & how to get into them.. The most common(or only thing I'm sure of) is teaching English. Probably there's way more options than that but I hope if someone could tell them to me.
Jason Lopez (5 месяцев назад)
Was it hard ??
Marco Lee (5 месяцев назад)
So this video is 3 1/2 years ago. What did you end up doing? Can you give us an update on your professional life?
Lexi Eldridge (5 месяцев назад)
Future English pre-med student here!
You Tube (5 месяцев назад)
Love you
Adiba Amil (6 месяцев назад)
Omg this video was all I needed
Nathan Gill (6 месяцев назад)
bee milk (6 месяцев назад)
Wow this video was extremely informative. I am about to go into my senior year of high school, so I'm getting bombarded with questions of what I want to do. Even though I'm still super indecisive, this video has eased my mind a bit, thank you.
Fatima Rosas Rosas (6 месяцев назад)
This is very calming
Shohidul Ahmed (7 месяцев назад)
Does this apply to uk too
Ta Lib (7 месяцев назад)
hmm just lovee your words ...
skepticbb93 (7 месяцев назад)
Got mine 20 years ago and still asking this question.
pbostler (7 месяцев назад)
This makes me smile inside and out! I'm going back to finish Liberal Arts. [AA].Then I'll put those credits towards English and History . All three will start in Associates. I love reading, writing and research. I may put all three towards archive administration. With that, I need to take Photoshop, Word, and Excel. Thank you !! Very encouraging. I'm a 51 year old woman who started LA and I'm returning this summer. Write on!
Atomic Rae (8 месяцев назад)
STEM majors coming on Liberal Arts related videos, trying to gloat and show off is so sad. I feel very bad for people who have to come on to an unrelated video and try to tell the viewers how important their degree is,how successful their careers are and how they're making all this money. Nobody asked you, guys. We don't care about your showboating, we don't want to earn STEM degrees and we're happy earning our Liberal Arts degrees. Die mad about it.
Raghu Seetharaman (8 месяцев назад)
No wisdom here. Existentially pointless course of study. Study the following to have a life of purpose, instead: (1) chemistry, (2) mathematics, (3) engineering, (4) computer science, (5) medicine, (6) physics, (7) philosophy, (8) cinema, (9) astronomy, and (10) biology. The future needs innovators to change the landscape and push us towards utopia.
Jacobs Labs (8 месяцев назад)
Embrace LOL...the irony
Jacobs Labs (8 месяцев назад)
False. A utopia cannot be purely science/logic based. A true utopia balances freedom of logic/science and freedom of humanities/spirituality. Too far one way or the other leads to dystopia. Too much focus on science/logic and you get Soylent Green; loss of the value of humanity. Too much humanities/spirituality you get zealotry like in Handmaiden's tale. Both must exist in balance to form a utopia. Read Fahrenheit 452, it shows how the first books to be burned in that fictional society were the humanities and the bible. People in the story had seashells (headphones) in their ears all day, ignored and felt no love for other humans, but inbraced their television "family" who "loved them" (youtubers). Pretty scary. By the way, I'm an English major and teacher. Your right, we thinkers and questioners should be made extinct *sarcasm* *rolls eyes*
silchairsm (8 месяцев назад)
Great video. I love your enthusiasm. However, 3 months out and I'm still looking for my first entry level job. :(
Atomic Rae (8 месяцев назад)
silchairsm I know nursing graduates who have been out of school much longer than you and a welder who has been out of school almost a full year. Don't be fooled by STEM gloating, no one degree will automatically guarantee you a job right out of school. They like to pretend STEM guarantees you that but let's be real, more jobs have "at least one+ years of experience" on their listings than not. c:
Tala Essam (8 месяцев назад)
Thanks for posting this video! 💗💗💗
Saadiya (8 месяцев назад)
Thank you! I'm in my fourth year at uni and idk what I want to major in besides French...
laris andrew (9 месяцев назад)
I learned all of those skills that he mentioned without even having to go to school and be tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
Atomic Rae (8 месяцев назад)
Obviously not. Your sentence structure is garbage, the use of "even" is unnecessary here and makes you sound like a 14-year-old white girl, "those skills" and "be thousands of dollars" also sound bad when read aloud. Are you 15? You sound as if you're still in high school and I hope for your sake that this is the case. Good luck getting an Editor or Public Relations job with no degree and use of limited "internet" language like that!
Deven Loomis (9 месяцев назад)
Im a sophomore. High school. I wish to be an English major, and you give me every reason to... THANKS BRO!!!!
Miss Candy (9 месяцев назад)
I graduated with a BS in English and I don’t regret it one bit. I work as an HR Director of Operations.
Miss Candy (8 месяцев назад)
I worked in healthcare billing for several years and while finishing my degree. After graduation, I took that experience and applied for a supervisor's position (degree required) and I got it. I became involved in "HR matters" during that brief time (1 year) that I held that position. I moved on to an office manager's job which gave me a lot of exposure to HR (W9, hiring, interviewing, on-boarding, SAP, etc.). I stayed there for a year and took my chances at applying for a director's position. I was fortunate enough to convince them during the interview that my English degree gave me those crucial communication and critical thinking skills, while my former jobs gave me customer service and an HR background. I also joined SHRM and was in pursuit of my SHRM and PHR certifications at the time. I would go to conferences to stay on top of what was happening in the world of HR and I shared all of that during my interviews.
silchairsm (8 месяцев назад)
Miss Candy How did you get started in your career? Most HR jobs require HR experience or an HR degree
John Smith (10 месяцев назад)
Thing is you should know a all these things out of high school
The Lit Scholar (10 месяцев назад)
I was once an English major, and now I'm doing my PhD in it. I have friends with an English degree who are now working in healthcare, law offices, business, for engineers etc etc, and they ALL use their degree daily. It's a really versatile degree (something I hope to talk about on my channel soon) and is really an integral part of our society.
Bryan Gomez (11 месяцев назад)
This is completely wrong, please don't fall for this. His point is invalid because this can be said for any degree. What stupid points.
Angela West (11 месяцев назад)
Thank you for this. I am an English major, in my second year of community college and I have no idea what I want to do with it. This video made me feel so much better :)
Aminah ahmed (11 месяцев назад)
I’m stuck between English & History against Computer science and I have a year to think cause next year I’ll be applying for UCAS...😬😬😬
MiLeung - Software (11 месяцев назад)
So did you get a job yet?
Salem Sharp (11 месяцев назад)
thanks for this video!
Jarron Williams (1 год назад)
1. English majors dont read, let's be honest. We sparknotes that shit, and we exist in major where there are no right answers so we have more room to bullshit. In law and business, they persuade as well, but their conclusions have far reaching impacts and the wrong idea can get you fired. 2. Everyone does research for their degree path. Literally everyone.
Shenell Dixon (1 год назад)
i like his positivity
Farhad Mr (1 год назад)
Thank u soooo much I was so confuse that I should take this field or not
Terrell Stewart (1 год назад)
They obviously didn't teach you guys cost benefit analysis.
Jeremy Maran (1 год назад)
Thanks! This video took away my fears and doubts. I’m confident enough to declare English as my major now haha.
Ayra Butt (1 год назад)
Sue RL (1 год назад)
Loved this video
Souk Khanhsila (1 год назад)
You're Asian, you should be an engineer. Don't be so flippant about who you are, I need a good banker.
Steven Lee (1 год назад)
This degree ruined my life. It fucking sucks. I had a terrible experience as an English major. I guess I majored in this degree because I loved literature as a lad. But I did not grow up when I was in college. It was until the last semester that I realized that I fucked up in choosing this degree. The world does not give a shit about your passions. English majors, if you are man and desire women in college, good luck. You will be branded as the loser. I am studying for my master's in Linguistics and I am taking a few courses at the community college in Computer Science. I guess the only benefit of an English degree was my reading and writing skills that I developed; moreover, I developed a greater acuity for synthesizing and organizing complex information, which is required when you write research papers in Linguistics as well. So this is the pro. The con is that nobody respects you, women think that you are a loser, and most likely you will only teach and English teachers are the least important of the teachers, so it sucks being an English major. Stay away from this degree. If you were like me, a reader of hardcore literature during your adolescence, grow up and become realistic about what degrees or training are desirable in the workforce. All humanities degrees are worthless. Social Science degrees are better, and you will develop the same skills as an English major. I also majored in International Relations.
Marie Kowalah (1 год назад)
Can someone help me feel better... I am already 4 credits away from becoming a junior and i’ve basically been so concentrated on work instead of choosing a major that now for me to complete an english degree would put me in school for so much more than 4 years :(. Ugh, i sort of feel like i’ve wasted my time. But at the same time i love college and i’m glad to have been in so many different classes. Anyways i’m going to claim my major as english education in a few weeks. (Also, being super indecisive doesn’t help) Anyways thanks. Just kind of bummed out.
Julissa Hernandez (1 год назад)
I also want to become an editor!! What tips do you have on becoming one after you graduate with your degree in English??
Bradly C (1 год назад)
So...What did you end up doing?
I wandered lonely as a cloud (1 год назад)
I am from Montreal, Canada. I have just started my English Literature degree yesterday September 6th at Concordia University, thanks for your video man!
Steven Lee (1 год назад)
Lol. If you know English already and are able to read literature at the local Barnes and Noble, why the fuck waste four years to relearn what you already know what to do. English degree is fucking worthless, bro. Lol. I majored in English out of my childhood love for literature and out of bad times and I wished I had told myself that above 7 years ago. I switched to Linguistics for my masters and I'm taking computer science courses at a community college. I spent nearly 4 years underemployed due to an English degree. Get ready to become an untouchable or a pariah with this degree and I wish you good luck in conquering the despair and the decline of health due to unemployment, underemployment, and no guaranteed future with this degree. Not many employers value this degree and not many people, especially women, value this degree. Good luck in getting pussy with this degree at the university as well. I spent 5 sexless years at the university and 1 year after due to this degree as well.
Hello Friend (1 год назад)
This video was very entertaining and informative and at the end of it, all I could think.... AWE HE IS SO CUTE I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM which is why I commented but I didn't want to belittle anything you said. Go you! Go English! Go hugs!
Emily Mae Boxall (1 год назад)
I think this guy is dead....
Myownbravado (1 год назад)
I think people generally assume for some reason that a degree means you're automatically going to get whatever job you have a degree in which just isn't the case. My family commended my cousin for getting a degree in Archaeology since it's a science, and she's been out of college for around 8 years now. Is she an archaeologist? Nope, never was. She's a secretary at an office building. I think if you're going to get a degree in something, it should be something that you love regardless of what the job market is for it. I love reading, writing, and communicating, so I'm majoring in English. If I don't get the job I want, at least I'll have funneled a ton of money into something I love.
Issac Moreno (24 дня назад)
I agree. I am majoring in English and don't expect to get anything out of it, a job, opportunity,etc. I only majored because English is my strongest subject and I want to increase my writing skills and be challenged so that I can become an author one day, Lord Willing. It was never about getting a job or making more money, I just want to learn. However, I do disagree with one thing you said, if you love English that much, you should learn it whether you major in it or not.
Ahmed Hassan (6 месяцев назад)
I love how your writing is so clear and is a skill that I would like to attain.
Kaya N (1 год назад)
Thank you so much for this video. I'll be a highschool senior soon, so I've been seriously thinking about what major to pursue. This has helped me become more optimistic about choosing English as a major.
Steven Lee (1 год назад)
If you know English already and are able to read literature at the local Barnes and Noble, why the fuck waste four years to relearn what you already know what to do. English degree is fucking worthless, bro. Lol. I majored in English out of my childhood love for literature and out of bad times and I wished I had told myself that above 7 years ago. I switched to Linguistics for my masters and I'm taking computer science courses at a community college. I spent nearly 4 years underemployed due to an English degree. Get ready to become an untouchable or a pariah with this degree and I wish you good luck in conquering the despair and the decline of health due to unemployment, underemployment, and no guaranteed future with this degree. Not many employers value this degree and not many people, especially women, value this degree. Good luck in getting pussy with this degree at the university as well. I spent 5 sexless years at the university and 1 year after due to this degree as well.
Victor AA (1 год назад)
I can read and comprehend anything you've read and done in your field of stufy in half the time and twice as efficiently as you.....any english major.
J.C. Hogg (2 месяца назад)
Victor AA Yet, your grammar is shit.
Ved Prakash (1 год назад)
Simply Phenomenal! Thanks for expanding my horizon in literature.
RPG Trident (1 год назад)
Do you guys think that 29 is too old to go to college to pursue a degree in english?
Jacob Wells (9 месяцев назад)
Don't do it!
Mia. P (10 месяцев назад)
RPG Trident never to old !!
Steven Lee (1 год назад)
+RPG Trident At that age, you are wasting your time and even wasting it furthermore with an English degree. Read below. My advice may help you, as I majored in English and my experience may provide another perspective from what you expect or what you have heard from others. At your age, you should get actual training in other skills, such as certificates in Extension programs at Universities. A degree at your age is worthless because you won't be able to compete with younger people who have had this degree many years before and have put more years in applying the knowledge or skills of the degree by the time you actually get employed for this degree. However, a B.A means nothing anymore. I majored in English because I was out of focused due to health problems and depression when I was in the university, even though I had also thought of being a teacher of literature before attending college. I switched from International Relations for some unknown reason, and then reverted back to my original goal of becoming a teacher. My advice is to complement your degree with other humanities and foreign languages, which was the only good thing I did with an English degree. However, I regret majoring in this degree, I should have majored in German, French, or Classics, which I kind of started but I was so depressed that I also quit for an unknown reason. At the age of 25, I started my Master's in Linguistics, which I feel that I now have found what I had always wanted. My suggestion is to major in another foreign language literature or in Philosophy or Classics. These provide better skills than an English degree. Consider the English degree as a foreign language degree for those who do not speak English natively and want to major to teach English in another country. Otherwise, you should read English literature on your own and learn instead from other Humanities degrees, which will provide the same skill set that can be applied to any subject in the Humanities. At your age, you are wasting your time, bro. I wasted four years due to an English degree and it has brought me into a hole. I have been a substitute teacher for over two years and still waiting for a full time position while studying for my master's in Linguistics and taking courses at Community college in Computer Science (pretty much went further back with an English degree than moving forward). So, STAY AWAY FROM THIS USELESS DEGREE! IT IS EVEN MORE USELESS AT YOUR AGE IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO TEACH. YOU COULD STILL TEACH ENGLISH LIT WITH A HISTORY OR PHILOSOPHY DEGREE OR A FRENCH DEGREE IF THAT IS YOUR AMBITION. I WISH I HAD KNOWN THAT. Maybe double major in a Social Science just to keep yourself more competitive. Another advice is to at least take a few advance courses in Math or in the Sciences, just to have a plan b to return to if you cannot find anything with English.  Ironically, my English degree ruined 6 years of my life. GOOD LUCK.
RPG Trident (1 год назад)
Thanks guys! I got accepted and I'm going for it!
Infinitely Sensitive (1 год назад)
RPG Trident go for it!
Lina Eishan (1 год назад)
Thank you so much! I'm glad I found your video I just graduated from school and I'm really passionated about English ( English is a second language for me btw ) but both of my parents want me to study medicine which I'm not passionate about nor do I see myself as a doctor in the future, but they say that at least I'll have a decent job on the future. I'll make sure they'll see this vid hopefully it will change their point of view
Alyssa Riggi (1 год назад)
Right now I am an English rhetoric and composition major but should I switch to English Lit? Or does it not really matter? Lol
Alish Gill (1 год назад)
good video !! loved it
Souful_of_Love (1 год назад)
This video is the pure truth! I can relate so much man!
Gio Yes (1 год назад)
This made me feel so good about wanting to major in English
Karlijn Bezemer (1 год назад)
Thanks for making this video!
LifeOfBrook (1 год назад)
I just wanted to say I absolutely loved this video! Your intelligence and positivity was refreshing! Also this helped alot because I am debating whether or not it would be wise to major in English before PA school
sohail shaykh (1 год назад)
u r extremely talented at explaining things n this lecture is damn motivating....thank u for this video....and, man u should seriously do something else instead reviewing others books....
Milou Maxwell (1 год назад)
here in algeria we haven't many opportunities when it comes to working with an English degree.. the only thing that we ca do is teaching.. and i hate that! 😑😑😑
e sharrieff (1 год назад)
Thank you so much for this. I'm currently a mass media arts major with a concentration in Radio tv and film. I will be changing me major next year (sophomore year in college) to English due to the broad skill set I can acquire and transfer into a variety of fields. Like you mentioned in the video I am having the hardest time narrowing down what I want to do with my English degree once I graduate. Sometimes I want to be a journalist, sometimes I want to write for tv and film, and other times I want to get into marketing lol. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this and that there are so many opportunities for the English major for when I finally do decide on what I want to do.
Cherukuri Cherukurilokesh (1 год назад)
thank u really 24 jobs o my god
HomeIsWhereTheArtIs (1 год назад)
i love your enthusiasm about writing <3
Alamin hassan (1 год назад)
Oh yes this video is amazing ! Absolutely brilliant. This will surely inspire me . And now i know i made the right decision by choosing 'English' at the university level .
Chioma Ezeh (1 год назад)
I'm an English undergraduate in Nigeria,i really need some advice on getting a job with my Degree.
StoptheNWOplz (1 год назад)
After you graduate you can speak English, and write English.
Kelly B (1 год назад)
And correct people who misuse commas
StoptheNWOplz (1 год назад)
I forgot you guys can read English.
Nutella Latte (1 год назад)
For someone who for many many manyyyy years thought she was going to become a teacher, I'm hoping to study Comparative Literature in September and would actually like to work in anything BUT teaching lol
Hailey S (1 год назад)
This video was so reassuring to me. When I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to pursue an English degree, but I was worried because of the program's reputation as 'useless'. However, I am happy to say that I have just finished my first year as an English major, and I owe a great thanks to this video.
Inessa Maria (1 год назад)
great video
Lee Hanna (1 год назад)
Wow this is a really good video for an English major like me. Thanks dude!
Letta Trick (1 год назад)
Still trying to figure out how to use my English Degree !!! #postgradblues Thank you for this video
Jack Saltzberg (1 год назад)
but u never even found a 1 dollar an hour edit job
Jack Saltzberg (1 год назад)
youll have noooooooooo job..ur just making excuses for ur shit choice...how mych money u owe
Jack Saltzberg (1 год назад)
theres no fucking jobs fir english majors..ur bullshitting and a fool
GAO Xiang2 (1 год назад)
but that is too general, any person without an English degree can have these skills as well, analyzing, arguing , creativity, ect ect.
SirRobinDeSway (1 год назад)
Why do you have to DO something with your degree? University is not a technical college.
Daniel Warren (6 месяцев назад)
SirRobinDeSway Because you pay so much money for and dedicate your life to the fucking thing for several years. You don't give up your life and pay for the privilege for fun do you?
Maartje M (1 год назад)
I study English and Dutch :)
Sihinta S (1 год назад)
on a diff note, my degrees are based on both science AND english (biotechnology and literature). I have so much respect for both the subjects
Omar Carmona (1 год назад)
Soret (1 год назад)
This turned into a "OH MAN HIRE ME!" video. xD
A A ff (1 год назад)
thank you infinitly buddy, the video helped me more than you can imagine and you're awesome, wish you a saccessful career
Lisa van Dam (1 год назад)
Needed this, thanks!!
Alexia Joy (1 год назад)
Hey David! I remember feeling lost for what to do with my UCalgary English degree at first, but now I'm really glad I got it. My English degree has really helpful in law school.
Van Guard (1 год назад)
Tbh, your points kind of seem like delusions that english majors tell themselves to justify spending 30 grand for a english BA. 1) Every major teaches verbal skills. STEM fields do a better job at teaching verbal comprehension since STEM students are reading actual science and mathematics, not fantasy novels or biographies or literary philosophers. Anybody who has an average IQ can read one of your english books, but try reading a book on organic chemistry or linear algebra and see how far you get. 2) Again, every major teaches communication skills. And STEM fields do a better job at it. 3) Same Thing 4) Same Thing. Except that english doesn't teach this. Since when does english teach research skills? Most lit and writing classes are based on feelings and subjective interpretations, not objective research. 5) I guess so.
Zimbabwe 2025 (11 месяцев назад)
Honestly, I know computer Programming, and have written programs for local banks. That was for fun (self taught). I was a math honors student, but the more I did math, the less I was able to communicate with people, making me socially inept. So, I feel the need to pay obeisanse to the books. Through reading, I was able to design physics experiments, prove mathematical theorems, and reason through codes written in C++ and Java. The books were the foundation to my small success. Now, I am curious what will happen if I truly pursue English and teach myself physics and computer Programming at the master level. The books are the fond of learning.
Zimbabwe 2025 (11 месяцев назад)
Van Guard I got a 120,000$ scholarship. I could study STEM and struggle with low ball and passing grades, or wouldn't it be better to use this money to pursue a passion?
Steven Lee (1 год назад)
+Van Guard  I agree with you that English and any other humanities degrees are a waste of time and I wished I had majored in a STEM degree after a crisis of underemployment and a decline in health. The lack of prestige for humanities degrees is relative to the job market. Obviously, STEM degrees are more interconnected with the modes of production of the economy since it drives the economy through production of goods and infrastructure and among other things, for this reason there is a guaranteed job. However, on the other hand, I do disagree in your denigration of Humanities degrees. A skill set that humanities majors have is the synthesizing and organizing of information, whether written or spoken. This is a very important skill in writing, and the writing skills of humanities degrees are helpful for post-graduate work because presenting research requires precision and rhetorical skills in writing. As a humanities major, it kind of made it easier for me to transition into another degree. Now, I am studying Linguistics and Computer Science, and I am able to apply the skills of the Humanities to other unrelated subjects. Although perhaps Linguistics and Computer Science are less of a hard science than Physics or Engineering, you can still complement the Sciences with the Humanities and these subjects necessarily need each other to inform each other's purpose. Finding connections amongst subjects and theorizing about the purpose of each subject is one of the questions that Humanists have asked as it relates to human thought and knowledge of the world. Yet again, the accessibility of education and freedom to go to school makes it possible to acquire another degree if the first one did not work out at any time or learn another unfamiliar subject. Nothing wrong with that.
princess sydney (1 год назад)
+Van Guard 1) Many tests have multiple subjects, including Math and Science. A lot of English majors aren't that great at Science, or don't really care for it. I honestly skip my Biology class quite a bit to be honest, I could care less about that class. I barely even tried in my Calculus class, yet I still managed a B. 2) Once again you can't refute. You're the one that arrogantly says that STEM majors can teach communication better than communication majors. Then again, you think STEM majors can write better than English majors. I'm guessing that you think Physics majors can speak French better than French majors? 3) Wait a minute... You just said that y'all delve deep into research like us. Are you changing your mind and making an excuse now? Also, are you really taking a shot at most liberal arts majors being Liberals? 4) If you were an English major, you would know that at a certain point, they don't accept blogs and random articles on the internet. They want actual books and they want primary sources (including statistical data). Honestly, the hardest thing about writing a paper is researching and getting the sources. 5) You can major/minor in English to make yourself more marketable, and have a fair share of choices (even in STEM). STEM jobs are just limited to their fields. Another shot at most English majors being liberals, how mature.
Van Guard (1 год назад)
1) And that's the sad thing, STEM classes aren't intended to teach verbal skills and yet they still do a far better job at imparting verbal and writing skills to students than your lame little english classes do. And btw, STEM majors have far higher IQ's than english/humanities majors. I'm an applied math and quantitative finance grad, and I took a handful of lit classes throughout my undergrad and aced all of them. Took a class on British Lit (Romantic and Victorian), I put in no effort and still got an A. Do you think you could pass a mathematical statistics class or a stochastic calculus class? Probably not huh. And that's the thing, anybody can succeed in an english major, but only a select few can succeed in math and science. 2) ? 3) Right, we're to busy doing complicated problem sets and designing experiments and actually contributed to the world. But hey, keep telling yourself that you're making a difference by writing your little papers on post modern deconstructionist critical queer theory. 4) And that's why people hate english majors and humanities majors. You have no understanding of economics and yet you arrogantly spew bullshit opinions on things like tax policy and globalization. So you wrote a little paper on why businesses outsource jobs? Where'd you get your information from huh? Little crummy blogs and popular articles? Did you actually read any international finance journals? Oh wait, you can't even if you wanted to cause you don't have the mathematical training to understand the equations and statistics found in the literature. 5) I can read books on my own, I don' t have to pay 30 grand to go to college to read books. Just face it, you can't justify the english major. I'm not saying that english departments should be abolished, but if you going to major in english just understand that you're signing up for a worthless degree, from the perspective of the job market. If you love english and want to study it academically, and if you're privileged enough to be able to spend 30K on an unmarketable degree then hey, that's great. A lot of people don't have that luxury. What is it that you humanitards say? Check your privilege?
Cameron Din (2 года назад)
where did you get your bookshelf from?

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