U. Wisconsin-Superior Slashes Several Majors from Curriculum
“as well as 15 minors and one graduate program”
The school is cutting things like sociology, theater and media studies. You know what this signifies, right?
The Daily Caller reports:
This Taxpayer-Funded University Just Cut Sociology And A Bunch Of Other Useless Majors
Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Superior announced the elimination of nine undergraduate majors, as well as 15 minors and one graduate program.
Sociology, theater, art history, journalism and something called media studies are among Wisconsin-Superior’s newly suspended academic majors, reports local ABC affiliate WDIO.
Political science and the specialty major of forensic chemistry are also getting the ax at the taxpayer-funded school.
Minor programs on the way out at Wisconsin-Superior include geography, photography, physics, earth science and global studies.
The school’s computer science minor is also facing elimination — but not the major.
Several of the eliminated majors and minors involve teaching (e.g. history teaching and psychology teaching).
The graduate program which will no longer exist is a master’s program in art therapy.
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Sooo, they’re cutting a masters program in ART THERAPY. Is it the art that needs a psychological evaluation, or the “students?”
Perhaps the nitwits who teach this course of study are deciding which art is therapeutic? I have seen literally everything known to mankind described as art by somebody. I’ll bet the course description could easily have been written by the cast of Monty Python or the Onion.
I fear the implication that an undergrad program exists in this field. This list of cancelled programs begs the question as to what kinds of programs are still being taught?
I can imagine Ray Romano’s TV dad (played by Peter Boyle) reading the article, and shouting, “Holy crap!”
Indeed. All useless. At one time Soc and PolySci were for those who could not find a major. But now they are left wing repetitive lectures on how bad whites, America and capitalism is. For years.
I hope next to go is the mixing of classes that qualify for two majors. When I was in college this was not allowed. If you had two majors, you had the full requisite credits with no double counts.
Lastly, get rid of grievance studies. Half the campus difficulties will be gone with the angry morons that take this pablum for liberals.
Things must be pretty grim when your graduate program in Art Therapy doesn’t even qualify for approval by the American Art Therapy Association.
Or so says the schools’ site.
“Minor programs on the way out at Wisconsin-Superior include geography, photography, physics, earth science and global studies.”
Earth science and global studies are probably well corrupted but geography, photography, and physics are also being eliminated. Why?
I can understand dropping some of the majors and minors; most are fluff. But, what am I missing here? Forensic Chemistry sounds like something useful. Why drop it?
I suspect the lab was expensive to maintain. And the field has far to many graduates for jobs.
I wondered. Thank you.
Or it may be duplicated at another U of W campus. Illinois has the same issue. It has about 9 state universities with a lot of duplication. They could save a lot of money by limiting some of the less popular majors to a couple of different campuses.
I considered attending UW-Superior … for the hunting and fishing. But, I opted for UW-Madison, a decision I never regreted.
“geography, photography, and physics are also being eliminated. Why?”
Presumably due to low enrollment. I’d guess that photography is somewhat like literature in that few practicing photographers or writers have degrees in these subjects.
In any case, a “real” physics course is not for everyone. How many students at UW-Superior are willing and able to handle an academically rigorous minor in physics?
The university I attended had no recognized minors. Students could double major by completely meeting the requirements of two majors. If you were deficient in the second major by a single course then the work was not recognized except for the contribution to total credits.