Why study the humanities and arts
The humanities and the arts are central to all human cultures throughout time. Their study can facilitate deeper intercultural understanding and lay the groundwork for a civically engaged life. They can also prepare you to think critically, act creatively, and succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Below are posts written by PCC humanities and arts faculty and staff. The posts describe the importance of HARTS programs at PCC, and explain why students should pursue these programs. Some posts link to thought-provoking articles published outside the PCC community.
- Soft Skills, Salaries, and the Liberal Arts
- September 23, 2019
- In this New York Times article, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, […]
- Living with the Humanities: Dr. Rob Steinmetz
- March 31, 2019
- Living with the Humanities is a series inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, which began as a game popularized by the French […]
- Humanities and Medicine
- November 7, 2018
- An article posted on the Association of American Medical Colleges website points to just how important the arts and humanities […]
- "Impractical" Humanities Courses
- October 3, 2018
- In a recent article from The Washington Post tiled, “Please, Students, Take That ‘Impractical’ Humanities Class. We Will All Benefit,” Ronald […]
- Living with the Humanities: Dr. Karen Paez
- April 3, 2018
- Exposure to the arts and humanities reveals to us the complex and diverse world around us, hopefully making us more attuned to our socialization and possible transformative powers of looking at things from alternative perspectives.
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