New College promotes value of a history degree
SARASOTA - College liberal arts programs took a hit last year after some politicians — Florida Gov. Rick Scott among them — suggested they should be cut back because they do not do enough to prepare graduates for meaningful employment.
Some, Scott included, suggested redirecting spending and offerings to college programs focused on STEM, or science, engineering, technology and math, as a way to get more graduates employed.
Now, a national panel that includes a representative from New College of Florida is fighting back by trying to recraft college history degree programs to make graduates more employable.
In all, 60 colleges nationwide are participating in the American Historical Association's three-year initiative to "tune" the history major....
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