People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them - James Baldwin History in academics is the study of primary and secondary sources about past events. In a world that prizes instant gratification and comfort, historians work to understand the patterns that led us to our current society, power structures, and predicaments. Through . . .
The academic study of English has long been a stand-in for the “useless” degree. It doesn’t teach you to prepare schematics for the building of buildings, or to configure a server, or to track levels of chemicals in a field of corn. What is does teach you, through the lens of reading, dissecting, and discussing . . .
The craft of writing is at the heart of a huge range of industries and passions. To name a few: Your favorite stories growing up Your favorite shows and movies Educational and technical materials Marketing copy Speechwriting And while many degrees are meant to help you become a better writer, none spend quite as much . . .
What image does the word "archaeologist" bring to mind? An aged professor proving over dusty volumes of technical notes? Or Indiana Jones, sweeping through an ancient temple to uncover a lost relic? The truth is, real-life archaeologists are a little of both: intrepid adventurers and technical researchers. They work with shovels and picks, as well . . .
Anthropologists like to ask big questions. "Why did this civilization collapse?" "How do language barriers affect the flow of information?" or even "What makes us human?" Anthropologists have inquiring minds, big-picture thinking, attention to detail, and solid research skills. Through patient research and deep analysis, anthropologists develop insights into topics like how past cultures functioned, . . .
What is America? It's a nation like so many others, sure, but it's one with such a complicated and unique history, culture, and personality that you could truly spend a lifetime trying to define and understand it. As a matter of fact, some people do! American Studies is an entire academic discipline devoted to deeply . . .
If you want to be the boss and call the shots, entrepreneurship could be the right career path for you. When it comes to preparing to start and run your own business, there is no one ideal process for getting there. Many aspiring business founders choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship. However, because . . .
Entrepreneurship is a unique field of study. The major, which is often, but not always, offered as part of a business school or department, teaches students the skills they need to launch, run and grow their own businesses. Studying entrepreneurship doesn’t so much directly prepare students to find a job as it does equip them . . .
Just because you chose to study entrepreneurship doesn’t mean that launching your own business is your only career option. Whether you need more experience before you can really get your company off the ground or you simply need a more regular paycheck than a startup can provide, you may be just as interested in getting . . .