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How much cultural capital do undergraduate degrees in English,

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How much cultural capital do undergraduate degrees in English, Philosophy, or History yield?
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>>296752
The degree itself is absolutely worthless; don't expect people to be impressed when you bring up your philosophy degree.

However if you are not a total autist, you can learn some very useful things from those fields and they are worth studying.
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>>296778
>Absolutely worthless
Not completely. I wouldn't have gotten a job as a technical writer without my English degree. I also wouldn't have been eligible for my advanced diploma in human resource management.
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>>296752
Less than or equal to the financial capital used to attain it.
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>>296752

How much cultural capital does the average cubicle drone generate? There's your answer.
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>>296910
Don't all employable degrees lead to jobs as a cubicle drone? If anything, these "useless" degrees generate more as graduates are less likely to find an office job.
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>>296896
>human resource management

the only thing memer than liberal arts
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Considering that they study "high culture", then quite a lot.

By cultural capital you mean social capital though, and the answer is - more than STEM undergrads would have you believe but not as much as more utilitarian fields generally.

Generalisations are quite a petty way to look at education anyway. It seems to come from herd justification.
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>>296752
None. It is an utterly vacuous concept.
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Don't listen to anyone who tells you that your degree is worthless. They're likely just sour that they don't have a degree themselves.
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>>296752
Connections + having good GPA's at Ivy Leagues + Really good writing skills are the only way you can actually get a decent job within the humanities, even then, expect to become a history teacher at some preppy middle school or a random junior college in Montana in the most depressing hell hole in North America you can think of.
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