Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 11:10:08 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: gen ed when i was at umass (amherst) as an undergrad, some ling courses counted as humanities credits, some as social science, and some as natural science/math in the gen ed system. that, i think, is how it should be! here at wits, i'm trapped in the faculty of arts, which they are thinking of reorganizing into "nodes" and our tiny department is heard crying through the halls of academe "no! no! don't put us with literature!" when i was at illnois (urbana), we got gen ed recognition for (i believe) two classes: the intro to language science course and the intro to psycholinguistics course. the main thing that was necessary was to make it a writing-heavy course, which is rewarding enough to do in itself (except for all the weekends spent marking). here, there is no such thing as general education or even liberal arts. alas and alack. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-4199 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA