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College student Matthew Sanchez asked, "Is it really necessary for English majors to still be required to take multiple science classes and other classes not related to literature?"
I would suggest that the answer is: Only if one is preparing for life as an educated human being.
Sanchez would do well to go to the library and check out and read "The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution" by British physicist and novelist C. P. Snow, who once said " So the great edifice of modern physics goes up, and the majority of the cleverest people in the western world have about as much insight into it as their Neolithic ancestors would have had."
Be patient, Matthew. You are not there yet, but there is a place in higher education for narrow specialization. It’s called graduate school.
Robert D. Milledge