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5 practical skills you’ll perfect by studying humanities

March 4th, 2014 | Christina Jeter

Majoring in the Humanities is often viewed as not “serious” or “practical” enough compared to other majors. As an English major, I highly disagree. Here are 5 skills you will take away from the Humanities Department at Evangel University:

1.  Grammar

While you may not be particularly fond of grammar or consider it the bane of your existence, your future boss(es) will appreciate your perfectly punctuated resume. Not to mention you will gain the ability to constantly correct your friends’ grammar.

2.  Communication

Whether on stage, behind a pulpit, or in front of a small group, the humanities department will equip you with the ability to communicate properly.

3.  Time Management

How else would English majors balance paper writing with required reading? Time management is extremely important when meeting deadlines, and trust me, you will have deadlines. Lines need to be memorized way before the actual production. Papers have due dates. Projects cannot be rushed. Time management is a beautiful skill.

4.  Cultural Appreciation

Spanish and French won’t only train you to speak a foreign language, but also to appreciate a foreign culture. You will have opportunities to visit other countries such as the C.S. Lewis trip to England!

5.  Unique Perspective

Creativity abounds in the Humanities Department! By studying literature and art, you gain an appreciation for past perspectives and better equip yourself to examine the current culture. In other words, you’ll be able to think outside of the box!

Don’t underestimate the importance of the Humanities! When you’re at Evangel, try taking Improvisation or Drawing. You’ll be glad you did!

Christina Jeter

English and Theatre Major | Class of 2013

Christina is a missionary kid from Spain but considers Waxahachie, Texas her hometown. She is a commuter student double majoring in English and Theater. She balances her nerdy past times and shows with outdoor activities like soccer and bike riding.

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