Ive just been having a debate with my brother, and come to think of it ive had a few people sneer at the idea of doing a history degree. Saying stuff like where is that going to take you unless you want to be a history teacher, where will knowing about henry Vlll get oyu in the future etc.
I tell them that its not the narrative that gets you the job but the key skills of critical thinking and evaluation as well as research skills make you a more well rounded candidate for a wider pool of jobs.
But when he asks for examples i dont know exactly what to give as im merely quoting what uni lecturers and others have said. I dont want to feel like im studying a redundant subject. Can anyone shed some light on this ?