The University of Newcastle is offering an in-person $299 short-course on existentialism. It will run twice at the Sydney campus. But it seems the university assumes the big interest in philosophy is recreational. Last year management announced a new BA structure, designed to address, “a global challenge in the identity of the humanities, a trend we are aiming to tackle head on in our present context,” (CMM October 30 2017). The tackles includes cutting undergraduate philosophy courses.