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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 10. 1962.

Language Requirement

Language Requirement

Sir,—In the days of progressive education there remains one ludicrous anomally. The requirement of a foreign language for an Arts degree can upset the planning of study. In a system where the average student cannot pass at least three units per year, an extra half unit can cause extra delay in attaining the degree.

Further, the so called half units often require as much work as a full unit. We may question the motives of the present system. If the idea is instilling culture, then there are other ways of achieving this.

I suggest that students be able to study Greek History, etc., if they have no interest in taking a language. Such a move might eliminate some of the failures that the authorities are sweating Over.—

Yours, etc, R. J. Bromby