There are over 6,500 languages spoken in the world today. And while 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers each, each gives us clues to our collective past, access to customs and knowledge of the presence, and a unique lens through which to view the world. Even dealing with just the most popular . . .
Within the practices and professions within medicine, a mixture of medical knowledge, judgement, and proper data is undoubtedly important. With that said, a mountain of medical knowledge or judgment is almost useless without an ability to gather information about a patient, gather information about a health condition, and effectively deliver a treatment. Technology is -- . . .
Traced back in time, the English word ‘marketing' has its roots in the town markets of 16th century Europe. In bustling city centers of the renaissance, vendors curried for position to catch the eye (and wallets) of curious passers-by. Over the years, marketing has progressed as a sort of art (and in recent history a . . .
Lawyers- are they the staunch defenders of law and order or ruthless sharks of the corporate world? Do they uphold the law or look for loopholes in it? Popular culture has given us plenty of images and ideas about attorneys, from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to "Legally Blond." And while the real-life work of lawyers . . .
"The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint." — Lytton Strachey Charm is subjective, right? Perhaps it's unfair to claim that one language sounds more beautiful than others, but it's difficult to argue against . . .
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 . . .
The study of crime and criminals informs and helps to define societies that work and don’t work. By studying “why” crime happens, and what leads individuals to criminal acts, we can begin to isolate and fix root causes behind maladaptive behavior. While there will always be a portion of every society that deviates from social . . .