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Humanities no longer in the top 10 of the most popular fields of study in Poland


Monitor 14 | 1,820
13 Jan 2014 #1
While in 2009/2010 half of top 10 most chosen faculties in Poland were humanities, now it's only 1 out of 10.

The most popular faculties.

It seems that young (or their parents) realize that there is no job in Poland for teachers. Sadly there is not enough jobs for engineers too.
jon357 67 | 17,053
13 Jan 2014 #2
I wonder if that reflects economic uncertainty. A very great shame, since there's a strong tradition of the humanities in Poland and a good rounded education prepares you for many fields of work.
pawian 178 | 16,086
15 May 2021 #3
and a good rounded education prepares you for many fields of work.

Yes, that is why our current Prime Minister is a historian by profession. His predecessor, Tusk, is, too. Wow, even our two last Presidents are humanities graduates.
Novichok 1 | 4,155
15 May 2021 #4
....but it takes STEM nerds to know that you can't deficit spend forever, that money is not wealth, and that it doesn't grow on trees.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
15 May 2021 #5
The focus of study has changed. Colleges and uníversíties are expected to become vocational centers which "dispense" job skills and little more. Once a student complained in class that I and the other professors were making too many intellectual demands on him, after all, he maintained, he was studying to be an electrician. At that point, I rose and asked the gentleman whether because he worked for a living with his hands meant he didn't work with his mind:-) As a boy, I remember our workmen were all modestly well-spoken and well-educated!
pawian 178 | 16,086
16 May 2021 #6
the other professors were making too many intellectual demands on him

That`s my approach, too - force as much knowledge, ideas and thinking into their poor heads as possible. There is a chance that some of it will stay there forever and give fruit one day
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #7
There seems no other sane, mature, human choice in the matter.
jon357 67 | 17,053
16 May 2021 #8
Very sensible. And yes, the only approach.

It's sad that fewer people are studying humanities. We need the scientists and mathematicians, however we also need other kinds of thinkers too, and of course art, philosophy and literature don't create themselves.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #9
Quite. Being manually inclined needn't exclude being mentally astute and active.
Lenka 3 | 2,735
16 May 2021 #10
Usually somehow it only works one way...
Noone expects humanity inclined person to be good at physics, chemistry etc. Noone is surprised if an intellectual cannot build a bookshelf...

Btw, forcing people to learn something is usually a very crap strategy and a waste of time
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #11
No one, Lenka? I'd be.
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #12
forcing people to learn something is usually a very crap strategy and a waste of time

Like dissecting frogs. This experience left me so disgusted that I would rather starve to death than prepare a chicken for dinner.

an intellectual cannot build a bookshelf...

Intellectuals have a bigger problem...They never, ever live the moment - here and now. Always somewhere else...
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #13
Without intellect, we're animals aka Nazis.
Crow 150 | 9,544
16 May 2021 #14
aka religious fanatics?
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #15
Without intellect, we're animals aka Nazis.

Your intellect is still not intellectual enough to see the irony of your own posts.
So, let me help you...Those Nazis were the top 1% on the list of the most educated brains on this planet. They were so sure of their intellectual superiority that they didn't bother to simply add numbers before they fired the first shot.

The super irony: it was the Soviets - unwashed and uneducated - that raped their women and urinated on their graves. Good.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #16
Educated and "cultivated", but hardly ENLIGHTENED!
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #17
but hardly ENLIGHTENED!

No, will not be playing "global warming" to "climate change" retreat games.
You wrote "intellect", we will stay with "intellect". Nazis were full of "intellect" and many other virtues on your list, including the love of music and paintings they would remove from the enemy museums.

BTW, you owe an apology to animals.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #18
Because Hitler was a teatotler, non-smoker, and animal lover didn't mean he wasn't also a mass murderer.
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #19
Playing stupid again...

Without intellect, we're animals aka Nazis.

I am not going to repeat that the Nazis were intellectuals.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #20
Pseudo--
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #21
Pseudo what? Pseudo-stupid, pseudo-Nazis or pseudo-intellectual?
BTW, Himmler was a lot smarter than you. Read about the guy here...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Himmler

...and tell me that you are smarter.

No pseudo-intellectual had his skills.

Dp you want to try Joseph Goebbels? You will lose again.
Lyzko 30 | 7,751
16 May 2021 #22
Using intellect to pervert and to condone mass murder nullifies its inherent value.
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #23
No, it does not. Intellect is intellect just like IQ is IQ. What you do with it is another matter. A high IQ of 150 does not become 75 just because you are a murder.

This is one more example of how debating a slippery verbal weasel leads to nowhere.
pawian 178 | 16,086
16 May 2021 #24
Btw, forcing people to learn something is usually a very crap strategy and a waste of time

Teachers, you monsters, leave the kids alone! Burn down all schools! Dissolve all classes! Zero waste education!! :):):)
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #25
Life is not binary and Lenka is right.
pawian 178 | 16,086
16 May 2021 #26
The problem is that I never give up and insist on teaching against some students` will and preferences. I am so stubborn. I can`t help it. :):)
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #27
I am so stubborn. I can`t help it. :):)

...because you are dealing with a captive audience. It's the Women's Studies and crap like this that sensible people avoid like a plague.
pawian 178 | 16,086
16 May 2021 #28
Women`s Studies? That is the most thrilling subject/faculty/field of all! I have studied it all my life with amazing results.
Novichok 1 | 4,155
16 May 2021 #29
That is the most thrilling

Only from the medical point of view and with pictures.
pawian 178 | 16,086
17 May 2021 #30
That`s an opinion of a vulgar voyeur. :):) While I meant sth more sublime - e.g., philosophical and psychological studies of the female soul.


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