The Humanities Prepare Students to be Engaged Citizens
Defining the ideas that make our society function… is what people studying the humanities for the last two thousand years have enabled us to do.
~John Kay, leading British economist, professor at the London School of Economist and Fellow at Oxford
Source: “Democracy Counts: A Report on U.S. College and University Student Voting,” National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, 2017.
Source: Danielle Allen, “The Future of Democracy: How Humanities Education Supports Civic Participation,” Humanities, Spring 2016, Volume 37, Number 2.
In a society in which we expect all people to be effective citizens, all people need to have access to the liberal arts in order to have the knowledge and moral foundation that they need to think about what is a good life and a good society, and the skills necessary to help them work to achieve it here in our democracy.
~Johann Neem, Associate Professor of History, Western Washington University