Tạp chí Phát triển và Hội nhập, S. 1(11) (2011)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

The value of social sciences and humanities programs

Dr ROD JENSEN

Tóm tắt


A
recent online newspaper
report indicated that the
number  of  graduating
high  school  students  in  Vietnam
who are registering to take the entry
exam (C group) for Social Sciences
and Humanities has been in rapid
decline.  The  online  newspaper's
headline,  Social  Sciences  Not
Attractive  to  Students  (Vietnam.
Net  Bridge,  12/01/2011),  is  a
simplistic  but  accurate  indication
that   "Excellent  students  now  do
not  want  to  study  social  science
majors, leaving schools unable to
enroll enough students" (Vietnam.
Net  Bridge,  12/01/2011).  This
trend  of  declining  enrollments  in
social  sciences  and  humanities
programs may be the consequence
of a perception that these areas of
study are not adequate preparation
with which to secure future career
opportunities in Vietnam. Is such a
perception an accurate indicator of
the career value of a social science/
humanities major? (The following
chart  provides  a  sample  listing
of  major  areas  of  study  in  the
humanities and social sciences.)



Tạp chí Phát triển và Hội nhập, ISSN: 1859-428X