Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I write in response to the recent article and editorial on changes to the English major. There is a big difference between making our major more flexible and dumbing it down. We have done the former by recommending instead of requiring extra course work in foreign languages. We have not, however, done the latter. We have neither watered down the content of the major nor lowered the high expectations we have of our students.


Graham Hammill

Department Chair and Professor of English