Abisola Taiwo


The success of any discipline depends on one or two fields in the humanities, as it covers every part of the society from the past, present to the future for efficiency and development. In fact, humanities itself is life, as it revolves around the world and people therein. The paper aimed at finding out the synergy that exists between humanities and other fields (Science, Engineering, Technology and Social Sciences), so as to demonstrate the importance of humanities as a passage to other discipline’s excellence which can be illustrated as ‘The oesophagus that carries the food to its destination; the stomach.’ It is evident that in one way or the other, language has been a tool for transmitting knowledge to other domains. More so, history and critical reasoning play a foremost role in any experiment, innovation, or research as these will act as the chain to be connected for the sustainability and development of the result aimed at. Therefore, for a machine to be built, an ailment to get a cure, an application to be designed and implemented, or an account to be calculated, one must understand the origin, do a critical thinking and correctly interpret every detail, to avoid disaster and futility of efforts. SPSS was used to analyse the data gotten from 60 respondents, where six variables (Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Personal and Spiritual Development, Cultural Heritage, Social Values and Virtues, Aesthetic Appreciation) were listed to be arranged in hierarchy of importance to their field. The result showed that Communication Skills has the highest value followed by Critical Thinking. This paper has made known that humanities are the backbone of other discipline. Consequently, other domains should be serious with the infusion of humanities courses to their curricula for better output

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