The STEM field, (science, technology, engineering, and math) has been promoted as the way to go for students seeking careers that are growing and in-demand. The value of humanities is often lost in that conversation. But in a recent trip to Seoul, South Korea, William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), made a case for study of the humanities.
“In my professional life, I’ve seen students and employees who suffer from a lack of certain skills that you acquire from humanities. I’ve seen employees who lack the ability to communicate, to speak and write, to think analytically and sympathetically, and the ability to exercise their imaginations against difficult (real-life) agendas,” Adams said.
Read more about Adam’s lecture in Seoul in his interview with Yonhap News Agency.