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UC-Santa Barbara Introduces New Degree Program in ‘Feminist Studies’

UC-Santa Barbara Introduces New Degree Program in ‘Feminist Studies’

“despite being previously concerned that the COVID-19-recession and reductions in state funding could cause the university to lose between $160 million and $210 million”

When the left says they want to make college free, they mean they expect you to fund things like this with your tax dollars.

Campus Reform reports:

UC Santa Barbara unveils new ‘feminist studies’ degree program

The University of California-Santa Barbara is using federal taxpayer dollars to create a “feminist studies” degree program.

An April 13 letter from the Office of the Chancellor explains steps that UC Santa Barbara will take “to make sure that anti-Blackness, which is at the core of all such tragedies as George Floyd’s death, does not have a place on our campus and in our community.”

Among these steps is the use of a $3 million Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) grant to create a new “4+1” program. The program grants students a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies or feminist studies, and later, a master’s degree and teaching credential in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.

UC Santa Barbara will spend money on a new degree program despite being previously concerned that the COVID-19-recession and reductions in state funding could cause the university to lose between $160 million and $210 million by June 30, 2021 — a projection that led to salary freezes and a voluntary pay cut of 10 percent for top administrators like Chancellor Henry T. Yang.

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Comments

Due to a shortage, no doubt.

henrybowman | May 15, 2021 at 5:11 pm

Real scholarship be too hard. Students bailing, college losing money.

drsamherman | May 16, 2021 at 12:36 am

My, but there is a promising major sure to have many employment opportunities in the burgeoning victim industry.

Here is a word of advice: if a degree program has “studies” in it, it’s not a real degree that will prepare you for more than a fast food job. By the same token, if your field has the need to put “science” in the title, it ain’t that.

I pity the student who goes into debt for four years of “feminist studies” and graduates with a degree that simply marks her as an uneducated troublemaker.

Albigensian | May 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Stuff like this is academia’s version of “Verdict first, then the trial.” Such programs start with conclusions, then create questions to validate these conclusions, and then reward those who claim to have found evidence favoring these conclusions, even while rejecting anything that might cast doubt on the conclusions (aka dogma) that it all started with.

And that’s even before examining the quality of evidence produced by these “researchers.” That universities are rewarding and encouraging such “scholarship” is disgraceful.

But, don’t laugh too hard at these “scholars” just yet, for when someone makes an accusation against you in your workplace, it is graduates of these programs who will judge you.

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