When I arrived home there was a letter from Deakin (my uni) in the mailbox. Nothing unusual as they seem to like to send letters out about anything – I’ve even received a letter regarding the Deakin Toolkit (computer programs etc) for 2007 telling me when it is available! Can I finish this semester yet?!? Sheesh!
So anyway, as some of you may know, I’m doing a Bachelor of Arts – majoring in Linguistics. The letter I received today was notifying me that the Arts department “has reviewed its linguistics offerings and decided to discontinue the linguistics major sequence from the end of 2007”. WHAT THE?!?!??! Luckily (assuming I pass all subjects this semester) I will complete my linguistics major this year but tis a major shock though. Next year only 4 linguistics subjects will be offered and they have provided alternative units to make up the required level 3 credit points but none of the units are particularly exciting! Looking at the 2007 handbook though (listing all the units available throughout the various uni faculties) it lists for all of the linguistic units that 2007 is the final year of offer. So what’s going to happen to the Linguistics department? Not offering linguistics as a major sequence is one thing but not offering ANY lingustic subjects at all is just nuts! I know the health of the lecturers this semester hasn’t been great but this is just NUTS!!! Will have to quiz my lecturers on Thursday about it all.
On a happier note…..Strawberry Tim Tams……yum!