Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 2. 1969.
An Informal meeting of Executives of the Faculties of Arts and five student representatives was held recently to discuss the language requirement for the B.A. degree.
The meeting included Professor Muir, Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Professor Norrish, Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature; and other staff members.
The student representatives included Simon Arnold (for Education Officer Andy Chapman), David Harcourt, Caroline McGrath and Barry Saunders.
Salient was not invited
The discussions were informal but notes were taken as a record for information of Headsof Departments.
It is not proposed to give a full report of the proceedings as a further meeting will be held on the 20th March which will be fully covered by Salient.
The major question raised was that of compusion.
Some felt that although the learning of a language was broadening a students understanding, the same could be said of other subjects which were not compulsory.