"Ask any college student or professor why this big shift from studying
Chaucer to studying coding is happening and they will probably tell you
it’s about jobs. As students feared for their job prospects, they — and
their parents — wanted a degree that would lead to a steady paycheck
after graduation. The perception is that STEM (science, technology,
engineering and math) is the path to employment. Majors in computer
science and health fields have nearly doubled from 2009 to 2017.
Engineering and math have also seen big jumps.
As humanities majors slump to the lowest level in decades, calls are
coming from surprising places for a revival. Some prominent economists
are making the case for why it still makes a lot of sense to major (or
at least take classes) in humanities alongside more technical fields."
Via Jennifer Freeman.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics