Monday, September 03, 2007

What does "humanities" mean, anyway?

Jorge Cham, who draws the wonderful online comic strip "Piled Higer & Deeper" (also known as "PhD"), finally added a token humanities graduate student to the cast of regularly appearing characters! One can view the introduction of the character in question here. His name is Gerard, and he studies German lit. Immediately following Gerard's introduction, the comic strip endeavors to explain how the social sciences are different from the humanities. This Ph.D. student in Spanish is very amused.