The false dichotomy between science, arts

Author, Moses Khisa. PHOTO/FILE

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  • Another professor, also teaching on the cultural studies cluster for the Pre-PhD programme I attended, had read engineering as an undergraduate student. He left engineering to do a PhD in linguistics. Today, one of my students earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently studying for a Master’s in International Studies and took a graduate seminar in African Politics with me.

One of my teachers in the Indian city of Calcutta, more than a decade ago, was a qualified medical doctor. But he taught a class on cultural studies! After practicing medicine for a while, he returned to graduate school to earn a PhD in philosophy. When I needed a prescription, he wrote me one. He often gave medical advice when I needed to speak to a doctor. 

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