[lg policy] U. of Arkansas Cuts Core Curriculum, Eliminating Foreign-Language Requirement

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 3 15:24:13 UTC 2010

May 2, 2010, 10:50 PM ET

U. of Arkansas Cuts Core Curriculum, Eliminating Foreign-Language Requirement

In response to a new state law aimed at easing the transfer of
students from two-year to four-year institutions, the University of
Arkansas at Fayetteville is reducing the general-education
requirements that all students in its Fulbright College of Arts and
Sciences must complete, regardless of their majors, from 66 credit
hours to 35, the Associated Press reported. The changes eliminate a
foreign-language requirement, reduce science requirements, and require
only college algebra, which the college's dean, William Schwab,
characterized as "high school-level stuff." Mr. Schwab met with
language faculty members last month to reassure them that he intended
to minimize the new requirements' impact on their departments.

N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal.
(H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list