Homework for the Humanities

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  1. Truly, the sciences are overcoming the humanities. However, the humanities are not lost, and as stated in the article, colleges just choose to ignore the type of individuals who would attend and take humanity courses. It is not the fault of the sciences, nor is it the fault of the humanities, that the humanity courses are seeing a decline in admissions. No, it is the fault of the college admission boards that are searching for the top dollar, and this was also stated in the text above in paragraph four. Thus, we must find a way to balance out the college admissions by overcoming the admissions board, or me must wait out the information revolution as best me can. #Shellshocked

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  2. my thought on this topic are as follows. it seem that what is going on is true we as student well all grades of students seem to care more about technology then studies in humanities which is not wrong but focusing on just one form of study is not always good. but why well lets look at it this way if everyone were to focusing on one skill over time we would start to forget the other then we begin to lack in the other at one forget that other skill. humanities in very important because it help seek better and lets us think more about topic in todays time instead of just making a new app or creating some thing new for the media to follow we can talk about the future instead of delaying it and technology does have it benifits but we need a balance. so that is all i have to say about this topic.
    #Fatlighting

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  3. This article definetly showed me how the humanities are falling behind the STEM majors in most colleges. Things are becoming more technical and less sensible, and humanitarians aren’t getting the recognition they deserve. In my opinion, we need a good balance between the two, umanitarian to enlighten people the think larger and STEM to make those large ideas a reality.

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  4. Our opinion of the article is that the guy has a sarcastic sense of humor. He worries about what he should have done with his education, but in reality the choice he made best fits him. He seems like he is a joker, and someone who seems serious, but is really comical.

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  5. “In 2010, 7% of U.S. graduates majored in one of the liberal arts, compared with 14% in 1966.” stated Joel Stein. Liberal Arts is a dieing career and those that want to do it aren’t getting into colleges which are made up of Liberal Art teachers. Those colleges that have Liberal Art teachers are taking high school science students because they’re smarter and will advance technology, cure diseases and make millions so they can donate to the university. Which will then in turn earn money for the university instead of helping the next generation of students improve their Liberal Arts education. #TeamSUPERcalifragilisticexpialidocious

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  6. Our opinion about the artical would be he has a sarcastic side. He appears to be more of a serious person but in reality he’s joking about alot of things. Such as in the artical he wrote, “I would have just slowed up the cancer curing with unappreciated cancer jokes.”

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    1. the study of technology and the art of humanities need to be equal so that not only that technology are possible but advantages in the arts.

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  7. In todays world, colleges are all about money. These colleges/universitys over accept science majors in hope that they will be sucessful and makes millons of dollars. In return these alumni will donate some of their riches back to the school. Also, most people want to make money in their life so they will apply to these science programs instead of the liberal arts. What people don’t realize is that by studing english you can aspire to be a writer or a jounalist. These job fields can produce serious income. If you are a writer, everytime you publish a book a percentage of all sales goes to you for the rest of your life. What my group took away from this was the fact that most people follow trends, even in their education. People will always follow money instead of what they love.

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  8. I think that this newspaper article is about a guy named Joel stein who likes to joke around a lot and finally meets up with one of his past Stanford buddies and they talked for a little bit. But the other guy wasn’t interested in the funny stuff that Joel had to say so Joel started talking about what he thinks about technology and how some of it evolved a lot and some not so much cause there is not much more that can be done to make it better.

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  9. According to the article the Sciences are taking over the Humanities, but you cant really say it is the sciences fault it is newer. The humanities are good to have yes they should be kept up with. but the same old thing gets boring. Were as the sciences are new and always changing.

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  10. in my opinion about this subject that humanity is not a cool subject but colleges are just out there to make millions. if u like humanity go for it .

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  11. Joel is talking about how the sciences are becoming bigger and bigger with people intersected in humanities growing smaller. In the past people had no interst in science and were all about writing, plays and music. As time progressed people wanted knowledge because they think it’s power. Nowadays people have left jobs of writers and authors to join the Sciences.

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  12. What I got out of this was that people are no longer going to collage for humanities. Humanities help us think more about whats going on in the real world today. Like Joel Stein said students going into collage are more interested in coming up with a new app for our phones then studying a book. We can kinda blame the people of the world today for that. Our world is becoming very technical and there’s new forms of technology coming out left and right. Some think that’s where the money is and that may be true for now. What happens when technology fails one day? You never majored in anything but technology and now suddenly it is gone? People still need to take in the value of books and be more hands on with what is real.
    #HKH

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  13. After reading the article we can conclude that the falling of humanities is not the fault of the students, but of the colleges. Joel mentions in the article about how colleges have little interest in those who want to study in the field of liberal arts. This lack of interest could be a key factor of why the lowest percent of graduates major in humanities. Liberal arts play an important role in everyday social media today and the field is just as important as technologies and sciences. However more colleges need to approve more students wanting to major in humanities to benefit themselves as well as the rest of the world. Joel’s article proved a great point that was being overseen for years…

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  14. To be honest this topic is all about how society came out of the stone age into a new technological world. The fact that no one wants to do humanities anymore is just a new generation coming into. People don’t wanna do what used to be cool in the 1990’s. It seems the author has his point of view on society compared to what society actually is. Doing work with computers is the new thing, Not humanities studies. It’s not the students, it’s the way life is in todays society.

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  15. “There has been a decrease in Liberal Arts from 14% in 1966 to 7% in 2010,” stated Joel Stein. He majored in English but was worried that he made the wrong decision in his education. He thought of himself as a person who tries to make cures for cancers but he has a sarcastic side and would make jokes about cancer. Now days colleges are bringing in students that were very smart in science and technology so they would become rich and would donate money to the schools, and this is why the STEMS for humanities have decreased.

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  16. The article is about how humanity studies in college is being forgotten because college students are mainly focusing on the science like technology . There should be a balance between the two fields of study. They both have their benefits in life .

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  17. What i have to say is that i agree. Not everyone who goes to colleges should rush into making money. College is a place that gives you the oppurtunity to learn and your head in a book. Our future does not rely on what make or come out with, its about what we know and can do with what we know.

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  18. In our opinion, the author of this article feels that Humanities are becoming a dieing major in today’s time. The author states that more modern day students would rather take a class like engineering and technologys. Today’s colege student focused more towards science basses classes than Libral arts or humanity’s, thus making science a more desirable subject.

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  19. The writer of the column is extremely sarcastic, he makes jokes throughout the whole article while still giving the facts and getting his point across. This makes it less boring to read. Although he is bringing up a serious matter, the colleges are not encouraging the humanities, which are academic disciplines that study human culture. In my opinion this is not something that should be forgotten, the technology age is rising but I believe we should still hold on to the humanities.

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  20. Well, today is always changing. As more technology comes out our brain has to think more beyond. Today more people are trying to chase the world instead of chasing there dreams or talents. Like the article says, ” colleges are not choosing geeks or smart kids” because they can use what they know and make something out of it. I agree colleges want us to major in what they want! If science is skills that make you better use it and show how your education can make differences. # Bass Drop

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  21. The awesome column in this print of Time September 1, 2014 talks about how humanities is no longer a major study in today’s economy. As Joel Stein said, “In 2010, 7% of U.S. graduates majored in the liberal arts, compared with 14% in 1966,” in under 50 years liberal arts graduates is the United States have gone down 50%. Joel goes on to say that many are now going in technalogical major such as the STEM programs. Joel also states his opinion as the reason why as the colleges are not picking the liberal arts students, they are picking the students that will be able to donate money to the college. Joel Stein also states, “I feel bad that I didn’t use my education to try to cure cancer,” he also furthers states that he would have just slowed down the process with “bad cancer jokes.”

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  22. Joel Stein believes in advancing ourselves as a culture than as a scientific movement. He thinks that liberal arts weren’t as popular as it was. That Joel rather get a degree in something easy as english than struggling in physics, bevause he understands it. He said that he might not cure cancer and could only be an assistantant to someone who will, but he would rather use his education to write a good collum.

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  23. In this article the author disapproves of everyone doing a course in science. He instead believes that people should be more interested in culture and literature. Though he makes a decent argument, I believe if people wish to go to college for a certain thing they can. Although I don’t agree with the way he feels of “science geeks”. I feel as if Joel Stein’s political views may be affecting the quality of his article

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  24. Joel Stein thinks that Sciences are taking over Humanities. Humanities are becoming less popular with these college students and Sciences are taking over, with technology, curing medicines, etc. The colleges arent picking the right students to be in humanities. They are only picking the students who will help our future to evolve more in the future with technology, and being able to cure hopefully cancer and anything else that can ruin us! Its basically the colleges fault that the humanities are becoming less popular. We need an equal amount in each major because then our future will basically be lopsided. We need both Humanities and Sciences and If no one goes into humanities then it will just die off like the rest…

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  25. “In 2010 7% of u.s. graduates majored in one of the liberal arts compared with 14% in 1966.” Which shows that less people have been going into that class but acording to the artical the author seems to be in a conflict with himself on whether it is the collage not choosing the right students to go into that major or if its the students loosing intrest in liberal arts and becoming more interested in science majors.

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  26. The author of this article disapprove of science courses. he is more into literature and the art of culture. His opion is strongly challanged because people can go to collge for what they want. people shoulde be able to like what they want. I get that he would rather have a good “Eduaction”, but finding a cure to problems might just benefit people more in my opinion.

    #TopNotch

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  27. This passage is about people going to college and making apps when they should be reading books.College is a place that gives you the oppurtunity to learn and your head in a book.

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  28. The article is mainly about how the guy majored in English. At first he only took it because it was easy , then he realized it was something that he actually needed. He was happy with the choice he made and used it to his advantage. 🐱▪️✌️✊

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  29. This passage is about a humanities major and his realization that even though the sciences are the current go to courses, the WHAPPEAR courses are still important. With a 7% drop in enrollment in humanities classes, most forget that almost all of the major revolutions are due to humanities subjects.

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  30. I believe the sciences are taking control. All students care about technology way more then studies that is why I believe people slack some because of that. Humanities is very important because it helps us learn better. Now technology does have its benefits because some knowledge comes through your technology.

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  31. this article made me realize that this world nowadays is revolved around technology. no one cares about humanities anymore and the statistics in the article prove it.

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  32. Humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Some can does this task better then others. In this articl joel said that he could have went to college to find a cure for cancer ,but he felt he wold have in fact been an assistant to the person that found the cure to cancer. He was good in that feild but not as good as he was in humanities. An went on to say that most colleges choose the students who eccel in everythng ,an those students become freshman who major in something to do with science , technology, an math . which in the end leaves humanities slowy fading.

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  33. Joel Stein talked about how now a days colleges only choose the “Genius” or beause they know about technology.But very few choose those whogo literacy. He says how important that is because everything comes from humanities, like veinassanse. I think that he is right and colleges should accept those who are into literacy. #GOLDS

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  34. In my opinion, we need the study of humanities. Technology is consuming most of colleges in this generation. The study of humanities is slowly fading. People believe in order to succeed, you need to have the basic knowledge in sciences, technology and so on, but studying humanities helps with you know the study of human culture, history, philosophy and literature. Before, most of the world was based on the belief of humanities, yes life was a bit difficult but everyone grew with common sense instead of having technology consuming most of peoples life to find an answer.

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  35. Humanities is being replaced by technology, for now. It’s sad to think that there’s a possibility of it completely dying off. It also makes a good point though that the information revolution with sputter to an end. On another note, universities are just taking the people they think are smart enough to cure things and then give money back to them! That is so very wrong, but so many people are falling for it. I hope humanities make a comeback soon, because we need it.

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  36. Science & technology instead of humanities? The percentage has decreased by a lot for people who majored in humanities, it went down 7% in a little more than 50 years. How do people expect us to make a difference in this world with the lack of humanities courses and the complete lack of knowledge of humanities in general?! I believe humanities should be just as important as science in the universities, or at least close to it. The universities would rather have science majors who could possibly, but pretty unlikely, cure diseases such as cancer, instead of humanities in which we could make a complete difference. Also, technology is completely taking over our schools, our jobs, and even our lives! How many people do you know that do not have a cell phone, or a computer, or a television? The era of technological advances is right now, and it’s sad to say that is completely taking over our lives!

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  37. #ponyLordz
    – Jorl Stein talks about how humanities is being replaced by technology. He is being casual and funny about it. He relates his person experiences with how he feels about humanities. I agree with him because humanities should play a big part in our lives, even though technology is taking over.

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  38. Humanities is simply being overshadowed by sciences and more technological fields as it has a more tangible future and significantly larger income. Granted this will have an efdect on the attendance of people in those fields but the main problem is with admissions boards and only seeing dollar signs when accepting those in more popular fields in hope they donate money to their school. Thus their should be a maximum amount each school should accept in each field along with minimum requirements in some majors.

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  39. I can’t specifically recall anything I learn in any English class because it’s all lumped into just one non-specific “skill”. That’s not to say I didn’t learn anything or gain a higher understanding of how to read and write at higher levels, I just can’t quantify them. (Possibly because I was never a math person.) I can say my writing has gotten better in some way, just can’t say how.

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  40. In my honest opinion, I believe that incoming college freshmen should study great books rather than coming up with great apps. I believe in the “true experience” that comes from reading a physical book. As a person who prefers reading a physical copy rather than a digital copy, I feel that by reading a physical copy I can better understand what I am reading. I would be able to easily take notes on a piece of paper and attach it to the page. Its easier to carry a book, rather than hauling a computer that is prone to losing your notes and possibly making you fail a class.

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  41. In the article, Joel Stein, the author, discussed the struggle of trying to keep humanities classes alive. I feel like this generation is going to be the death of humanities classes. Today, we heavily depend on technology to do some of our everyday tasks. Instead of focusing so much on STEM subjects, maybe we should acknowledge our history and the arts of wonderful artists who didn’t use Paint on Microsoft to draw them.

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  42. Joel Stein basically hits the nail on the head with this article, and does a great job at arguing his points. Yes, it is important to move forward, but not so fast that we forget the past that brought us to this bright future. Without the humanities, most technological advances wouldn’t have been made, for if you cannot write, you cannot express your thoughts (I forget who said this, or something like this, I don’t rememeber…). Colleges are definitely looking for more technology majors in this day and age, I know this from first hand experience, but some of the greatest minds spend their time writing stories and doodling in notebooks, and it’s hard for many to see how they could help advance our society. However, who says we can’t have both? In my academy, the teacher joked that none of us intended to be English majors since the class is about robots, but I scoffed, thinking I would do both.

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  43. After reading the article i do believe that he is being more sarcastic, but he makes a point really. I think that majors involving humanity are being pushed out of the way by majors involving technology and science. I feel like humanity will decrease if technology keeps taking over everyone’s lives.

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  44. In this article John Stein talks about how technology is replacing humanities. Colleges are being super selective about the students they’re taking in for liberal-arts. They’re mostly selecting sciences geeks because they will advance technology and cure diseases. These colleges aren’t looking for students that actually want to learn about liberal-arts because they’re looking for people to provide them millions. In the article is says,” Science is a hiding place for every kind of cowardice, disbelief, remorse, despectio sui, bad conscience–it is the very anxiety that springs from having no ideal, the suffering from the lack great love.”

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  45. Incoming college freshmen should study great books ON great apps. No subject, Humanities or Sciences, would be complete with nothing to contrast with. An artificial intelligence engineer with no capacity for self-expression is just as useless (to a company) as a brilliant artist who can barely comprehend how to power on a computer. It is ignorant to say that one subject family is superior to the other when without each other, the other is undeniably incomplete.

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  46. In this article John Steins talk about humanities and how it is important to him that the use of technology is taking over and he feels that humanities plays a big role and some people lives. Use of technology is good but it good to have the basics. Technology will always continue to grow, but humanities will always stay the same. This means Humanities and the studies will always be the foundation of technology growth.They put the technology ahead of the other forms of school work, replacing resources such as books and papers.

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  47. I feel like the jobs dealing in technology are taking away from humanity based jobs. Humans are trying to advance and evolve , but we are forgetting our roots and how we got to this point in the world. The world is so caught up in technology that old traditions are out of the picture.

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