uSask language program cuts revisited following petition

April 13, 2011

A University of Saskatchewan language program is being overhauled after rumours of major cutbacks led to a student petition with nearly 2,000 signatures. Among the speculated reductions were the cancellation of German classes and a large increase in class size for lower division language courses. The College of Arts and Science is one of many colleges on campus working to reduce costs, says the vice-dean of humanities and fine arts, who adds that uSask committed to keeping all language courses currently offered in the program, but not all of them will be taught every year. Advisers are meeting with students individually to determine which courses are essential to next year's schedule. At McGill University, students are urging senior administration to reconsider proposed cuts to foreign language programs. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix