It’s Wednesday, April 22, and I’m sitting in my English major advisor’s Mallinckrodt office for my exit interview from the major. The interview, I’m told, is to help the department assess what’s working in the major, what isn’t and what it can do to better serve the next generation of Washington University’s literary scholars.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers no fewer than 56 possible majors, ranging from the obscure to the well-known. Curiously, Washington University does not offer a major in writing. This is a surprising omission on the part of the University, and one that ought to be corrected.