I used to be a ‘liberal arts’ major with a major in German Language and minor in Music (I played the cello, several medieval instruments and performed on stage with dance, etc. and did research in the history of music especially Germany) and my entire field was suddenly and brutally totally eliminated except for beginning German, in 1974. Now, university officials are on this jihad against Western Culture led by blacks and females who hate all things created by white males in Europe and America. Now, Yale University, long after UCLA, has joined the jihadists and is probably going to eliminate the requirement that everyone has to learn about Western Culture. Then there is music: that is being wiped out too. Replaced with savage short pop music that isn’t even music anymore but then Arnold Schoenberg 12 tone music 100 years ago nearly destroyed traditional music, too.
Angry Yale students petition to ‘decolonize’ the school’s English department and stop forcing students to take ‘Major English Poets’ course filled with white male writers| Daily Mail Online–I am assuming they want rap and rock and roll and other stuff instead:
‘The Major English Poets sequences creates a culture that is especially hostile to students of color. When students are made to feel so alienated that they get up and leave the room, or get up and leave the major, something is wrong.’ complains the university.
The Major English Poets course requires that students spend two semesters studying the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton, as well as Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth. The second semester seminar instructor, in addition, is also allowed to teach either the work of T.S. Eliot or ‘another modern poet’…
But students and professors alike are now arguing that both the course – and major itself – are leaving out the work of women, people of color, and those who identify with the LGBTQ community…’What does a strong education in the discipline of English look like today? And what should it look like tomorrow? The English Department faculty is charged with asking those questions about all of our courses.’
All universities teaching ‘humanity’ (sic) courses desperately want to please students and feed them whatever garbage in the pig sty as possible. That is, to get MONEY from the fools taking these fake courses, they charge an arm and a leg and one cannot escape these loans easily (DEATH) and so any courses that even slightly irritate or stretch the mind will be ruthlessly eliminated. Even by Yale, I suggest they have a poetry class called ‘Skull and Bones chants: does the magic work?’ or some such. They can hire me to teach it, it is a fair long commute but I can do this for them in a pinch so long as they pay transportation costs.
HAHAHA. And the demands of these ‘students’ who are not protesting taking cheap, fake or stupid classes and being ripped off when they discover they have no real skills…the university is seriously going to do as these gangs of Maoists are demanding:
If this English major does go through any changes, they won’t be made until next year. ‘We’ll be in conversation with our students, who have a range of views,’ Hammer writes. ‘And we’ll make our decisions about what we teach and what we ask of students that seem appropriate to us.’
I am not the only human to notice all this. One of my favorite sites is this one: Confessions of a College Professor who has talked about this specific matter around two years ago: English Lit Degree: Shakespeare OUT, Sex and Ethnicity IN | Confessions of a College Professor
“To get a bachelor’s degree in English Literature…you must take courses in Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Disability or Sexuality Studies….but you are not required to take a single course in Shakespeare…”
I certainly grant I’m no expert in English Literature (the author of this site is a professor in hard math), but Shakespeare is very influential in Western Society, especially the English speaking part of the world. Even if I’m wrong about this, I’m pretty sure when it comes to literature written by English people, Shakespeare is rather a large figure.
And you can get a whole degree in English Literature from UCLA, a top school, where you need not be even passingly familiar with anything by Shakespeare. I’m not picking on UCLA here–much as I’ve identified schools where you can get a Math Education degree, even a graduate degree, without taking any math, Prager has identified UCLA as a place where English Literature degree holders need not know the basics of English literature.
And so the slaughter of anyone trained in the high arts continues apace. This hit music way back in my youth: we were expected to love atonal music which is nasty stuff, hurts my brain, my ears, my entire body. Being run over by screeching NYC subway cars is less painful. Yet, we were ordered by the university professors to study this and suffer this. Today, students tell the professors what they want to hear or see which in this case, might be a good thing except the students are just as tone deaf and want easy or stupid stuff, not the hard to learn stuff.
How the West Rejected Nice Music A Century Ago with Steven Cassedy — To Be Musical (Extended Cut) – YouTube
The destruction of Western Civilization continues apace. Barbarian modes of action are destroying everything in the path of these hordes running riot and our cities will burn again this summer, I am betting, it is already beginning. We know what happens next, history has many such lessons which people stubbornly refuse to learn.
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