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Week 1: The Value of the HumanitiesWhat is the value of studying the humanities in a business or technical curriculum? How might atopic such as ancient art enhance contemporary life?I have never put much thought into the humanities and all that it entails, but I as I begin readinga bit throughout the book, Discovering the Humanities, I do find myself discovering different aspects of the past that are so relevant to today’s society. Everything that we have become and have learned we owe to our ancestors, because without them we would not have this great knowledge base and so many different cultures. I believe the humanities play such a large role in any type of business, but especially relating to the medical field. Modern medicine would notbe what it is today without those who have spent their lives discovering and practicing the art ofmedicine. Medicine is about healing and a feeling of well-being. Humanities is about the human and the journey that man has taken up until this point. While the two subjects are

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