The University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in Humanities (MAPH) was featured in a recent Inside Higher Education article discussing the importance of humanities education. “Fear of Being Useful” was co-authored by MAPH co-founder Gerald Graff and highlights the MAPH program as an example of why the skills learned in the humanities remain crucial for today’s students.
From the article:
Another notable program that sees its mission as “bringing humanities into the world” beyond academe and that works closely with its university’s office of career placement is the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) at the University of Chicago. According to a recent article by program associate A.J. Aronstein in Tableau, a University of Chicago house journal, one recent MAPH graduate got a job as finance director in Florida for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, later served as chief of staff at the International Trade Association, and now works as a political consultant in Washington. Other MAPH graduates have gone on to internships and subsequent positions as museum curators, technical writers, journalists and other media workers, marketing specialists, and policy analysts with investment firms.
Read the entirety of “Fear of Being Useful” here.
Read A-J Aronstein’s Tableau article here.