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College Will Try Second Replacement for Eng. A

General Education Committee Discusses New Course; May Submit Plans in Two Weeks


A second try to replace English A as a compulsory composition course for entering freshmen is being planned by the General Education Committee, the committee's head, David E. Owen, revealed last night.

No details were divulged as to the nature of the new course. Owen stated last night that the program was still being discussed by his committee and that it had not yet left the planning stage. He added, however, that it would be submitted to the faculty for approval in about two weeks.

General Education A, the first attempt to improve on English A and a creation of University Professor Ivor A. Richards, was recently scrapped. Two hundred freshmen took the course this year. It attempted to combine the regular English A composition program with an introductory survey to all fields of learning.

Professor Richards said last night that his General Education A course had failed because it tried to include too many things.

"Poetry and Education," a course containing most of what was given in General Education A this term, but omitting the composition parts will be taught by Richards next term. It is intended primarily for members of the upper classes and will be correspondingly more advanced than the freshman course.

The freshmen who took General Education A this term were chosen to provide a representative picture of the class as a whole. Many held unfavorable views toward the experiment and admitted they were often "bewildered" and "confused."

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