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Demand for English courses recognized

Teresa Fralish | Friday, November 21, 2003

There seems to be some confusion as to the makeup of the English Department’s Spring 2004 curriculum. In an effort to alleviate some of this anxiety for our majors and others, I would like to clarify the situation.The English Department is offering, in the Spring 2004 semester, the exact same number of required courses for majors we offered in the Spring 2003 semester. We also have available the same number of seats in 300-level courses that satisfy the University literature requirement. As for 400-level electives, this Spring we are, in fact, offering more of them than we did last Spring.We understand the concern students have regarding the number and availability of courses in English. As demand for English courses grows, not only from the increasing number of majors we have but from the University as a whole, we do all we can to provide the broadest, most accessible curriculum possible.

Stephen Fredman Chair Department of EnglishNov. 20