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<The End of the English Major>
The article discusses the declining enrollment in humanities courses in universities and the impact of this trend on the value of the humanities in society. The author suggests that universities prioritize short-term goals and the pursuit of revenue over investments in the humanities, leading to a narrative of diminishment. However, some individuals, such as history-and-literature major Saul Glist, resist this narrative and believe in the importance of investing in the humanities. The article also includes examples of students who have found value in studying the humanities, such as a data science major who decided to apply to graduate school in literature and an English major who aspires to become a novelist.
Article link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/03/06/the-end-of-the-english-major