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University of Nebraska at Kearney wants to eliminate philosophy major | Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney wants to eliminate philosophy major | Education
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Drozda initially took philosophy lessons as a freshman. He was so intrigued by the class, he took another class and decided to fall short in it. As he became more invested in the program, he chose to make philosophy one of his majors.

Drozda was not aware that the program was in jeopardy until this fall.

“I didn’t know he was on such a strict time frame, or I would have done something more than before now,” he said. “I feel as a student, this has been kept a secret.”

Undergraduates at UNK are required to take a minimum of three hours of humanities courses. There are currently 38 courses listed, five of which are philosophy. Drozda believes that there is a bias against philosophy, and students often do not attend classes because they have been told they are too challenging or too intense.

Drozda sent the results of the petition to members of the University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents before Thanksgiving, and did not receive a response to his email until after the December 5 board meeting. Drozda hoped the council would see the value of the programme.

“The whole point of philosophy is learning how to argue, how to think, which can be applied anywhere whether you are a parent, working in an office job, etc. The philosophy is applicable anywhere,” Drozda said.

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