The merits of studying English literature Watch
The idea was inspired by several science-oriented friends of mine who get very condescending towards people studying humanities degrees, literature in particular. I have my own replies to people like this (and have got an offer from Cambridge to do English hooray), but lets see what you've got!
Typical starter: Science degrees teach us something we can apply to better society. Studying English means you read a load of books. What's the point?
(also, please redirect this if this isn't the appropriate forum, but I think it's helpful to answer it regardless)
Typical starter: Science degrees teach us something we can apply to better society. Studying English means you read a load of books. What's the point?)
Literature in particular helps to icnrease cultural awareness, is often thought provoking so can broaden horizons. As a subjects, teaches skills of speaking and forming a solid argument. Also analytical and reasoning skills.
You mentioned humanties, are we counting social sciences here as well even though we're in the English forum? Such subjects helps us understand people and human behaviour, canbe used to help find solutions to problems such as crime and underdevelopment.
Congrats on your offer!