Needless to say, I'm not thrilled when I get this request. Journalists and scholars have written about the changing culture of American higher education in recent years, and made many good points that I think these types of students ought to consider. One crucial point to be aware of is that English majors actually do just fine on the job market (we'll look at some statistics on humanities and social sciences majors on the job market). Secondly, while we have seen a slight decline in the number of majors in recent years, it's not true that humanities departments around the country are necessarily in crisis (though there seem to be a growing number of students who seem not to be able to appreciate it). Finally, I don't think enough students grasp that there's an intrinsic value in liberal arts education -- in the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake.
So I designed a course to help them grasp it.
Course Description: "What Am I Doing Here? The Value of a Liberal Arts Education"