The 2023 cohort of Art History Honours students condemn proposed changes to Honours degrees under Future FASS.
The acting Vice Chancellor said that the redundancies were due to a number of factors including a drop in student numbers and insufficient government funding. She said that this meant the University was forced to make “hard decisions” in an attempt to reduce its operating budget by $60 million annually.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Studies Honours units would be replaced by ‘interdisciplinary’ alternatives, operated by the Faculty’s various ‘schools’.
Student activists at UNSW protested against the latest education attacks in the Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA) with faculty calling on management to reverse job and course cuts this afternoon.
In a year that will likely see strike action on campus, 50 students gathered last Thursday outside Fisher Library for the Education Action Group’s (EAG) first protest of 2022.
Ostensibly an administrative slip-up, the cancellations follow a long line of attacks on arts education by University management and the federal government.
On a hermeneutically pernicious encounter in the Quad.
Subjects that are at risk of being cut include many from Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies, Visual Arts, Philosophy and more.
Students miss vital opportunities to engage in conversation.
The courses will be replaced by a single new degree to “ensure the long term sustainability” of the University’s postgraduate programs.