Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I was interested to see in this article that Princess Beatrice is studying for a BA in the "History of Ideas." Now, I know the child will never have to get a "real job", but what, exactly, do you suppose a degree in the History of Ideas prepares you to do out in the world? And what self-respecting university is offering such a degree? I haven't seen any job announcements saying, "A BA in the History of Ideas or related subject is required."

How very odd. I realize it's been a few years since I darkened a college advisor's office doorstep, but I remember being told, in the strictest terms, that I'd never get a job with a degree in something as useless as English. Times surely have changed!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Personally I think there are very few degrees that are worth the paper they're written on these days. A few jobs still demand degrees such as teaching and nursing. But for the most part our job base has changed so much it's hard to tell what you should major in. I'm saying this as I sit here trying to complete my AA degree in what? Computers.

Lisanne624 said...

I know, I guess we should all be encouraged by the stats that show how much more you can earn with a college degree . . . I guess it doesn't matter what field you choose! Hopefully, computers will be a big part of our lives for the foreseeable future, so I'm sure you won't have any problems!

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