Building a new structure at the University of Newcastle continues apace, with new administration systems announced, the gleaming tower of the city-centre NeWSpace open and now course content on the agenda.
A proposed undergraduate humanities restructure is expected to hit the 13 philosophy subjects now offered. The university tells CMM, “philosophy content will be incorporated into the core courses of the degree under the proposed changes to orient the liberal arts disciplines around four new teaching and research clusters.” These are history, classical studies and critical inquiry; societies, cultures and human services; language, writing and digital humanities; and healthy communities and social futures.
Apparently, “the proposed changes reflect a broader shift in the higher education sector towards a more contemporary approach to liberal arts … that is responsive to student demand, graduate employability, research priorities and social innovation.”
Staff have until September 20 to comment.