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"I get a little leery when people write a
disseridiiori or, :zt they're going to do for
unfortunate people. Some of them carry it to
an extreme, and it doesn't even sound sincere,"
he said.
Landolt said whether a student changes his
major field of study to premedicai courses is
considered by medical schools.
The Chronicle of Higher Education article
said humanities enrollments are falling as a
result of the shift among college students to
practical fields of study.
At UNL, the number of declared English
majors, for example, dropped from
approximately 293 to 202 (31) since fall
semester 1971, according to College of Arts and
Science records.
The total number of credit hours earned in
the English Dept. has dropped 5 per cent since
1971, according to the Office of, Research and
Planning.
Harry Allen, director of that office, said the
College of Arts and Sciences usually will carry a
heavy "service load" or number of students
earning credit hours in the college, because
many majors outside the college require arts
and sciences courses.
Law Dean Grether said prospective law
students are encouraged to study English
courses, for example, to improve their writing
ability.
College of Business Administration Assistant
Dean Robert Young said business majors must
take humanities and social science courses
because "business is people and you've got to
know how to deal with people."
Cecil Steward, dsan of the UNL College of
Architecture, said architecture majors must
study the same courses because, without
knowing basic human behavior characterists,
"They won't be designing for people, but
designing for themselves.
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Assistant English Professor Steven Milliard
said he thinks increasing numbers of students
studying for profe;sions might not prove
healthy to the economy in the future.
'I wanted to do something that
I would be happy and
interested in doing for the rest
of my life.' student
"I really feel the new professionalism ?s
bound to backfire and cause a great deal of
unhappiness. I wish people could relate to the
idea of a liberal education being useful in its
general development of Americans rather than
as preparation for a specific career," Milliard
said.
Me added that he thinks the job market
eventually will overflow with persons holding
professional degrees.
"Something has got to give," he said, adding
"not everybody can go on to be big, succe;sf ul
professionals. People should try to rearrange
their life priorities and look for fulfillment in
areas outside their occupations."
Jim Patten, chief adviser for the School of
Journahsm, said iuucnts :rsr,;fcrr:2 to b
school from other disciplines are career-minded.
"When they come in, they want to talk
about jobs," b said, adding that most
journalism graduates art finding jobs.
"If we get too many transfer students,"
Patten said, "then there might not be jobs for
everyone. There comes 8 point when rising
enrollment is going to cause problems in terms
of jobs' hs said.
Students who think that majoring In
journalism guarantees them a job are "fooling
themselves," Patten added.
College of Arts and Science statistics show
that the number of journalism majors is up
about 23 per cent from 334 to 465 since fall
semester, 1971.
Law College Dean Grether said r doesn't
foresee a job market saturated with lawyers.
Many middle income people', for example,
don't get the legal services they need today, he
said,
Premedicai adviser Landolt said doctors can
always find jobs.
tn the College of Agriculture the number of
preforestry and preveterinary majors is up 11
per cent and 40 per cent respectively.
The reason, according to Theodore Hartung,
director of Residence Instruction, is that more
students ask: "What is the outcome of my
study and what does it prepare me to do?"
College of Business Administration
enrollment is up 4 per cent since 1971,
according to college records. Ten per cent of
UNL's students enroll in the college.
"Because that's where the money is,"
according to Robert Flood, assistant director
for special programs.
Graduates work in banks, industry, hospitals
and state and city government, Flood said.
College of Home Economics Interim Dean
Hazel Anthony said she thinks the 5 per cent
enrollment increase since 1971 is up because
home economics prepare students for a
profession upon graduation.
"1 just feel very optimistic about a future in
home economics," she said, "because
placement after graduation is very good."
Anthony said fields open to home economics
include retailing, diatetics, and work for
government agencies for consumerism.
'Something has got to give, not
everybody can go on to be big,
successful professionals.
English professor
Anthony said the biggest increase in
transfers of majors to home economics happens
during the junior year "When they really do see
at that point in their education a need for a
professional background."
The shift away from purely academic
: courses has forced some disciplines to offer
"applied" courses to attract students, according
to the Chronicle,
According to John Yost, vice chairman of
the History Dept., more courses geared to
pre-law and other pre professional f ields will be
offered next fall.
The History Dept., for example, will offer
" mor" courses geared to preprofessional fields,
i , according to Yost. , . ,
Referring to a 20 per cent drop since 1971
in the number of credit hours earned in the
department, Yost said, "It made us realize that
history should be geared not to specific field,
but that it should be more of a service and
supportive field for the preprofessional
programs."
Although the number of Sociology majors
. has dropped about 27 per cent since 1971,
from 205 to 149, Sociology Dept. Chairman
James Kimberly said he is optimistic about the
future.
"My feeling is that given the emphasis that
there is at the national level of application of
sociology to human needs, I tend to tee more
and mors space for sociology majors in the
future," Kimberly said.
The number of architecture majors dropped
from 276 to 203 from 1971 to 1972, according
to the College of Engineering and Technology
records. The College of Architecture separated
from the engineering college in 1973.
According to Cecil Steward, dean of the
College of Architecture, enrollment is up 10 per
cent to 15 per cent in 1974 in the college's
revised preprofessional program.
Steward wid h thcht the Wroaia
happened because before students sometimes
thought themselves "more or less trapped in a
5-year program," deciding it was too large an
investment when sometimes they weren't
committed to the profession.
Architecture majors now can graduate after
four years, according to Steward, as drafting
technicians, for example. A student then can
decide whether to go for a professional degree,
he said.
Choosing a major field because it offers job
possibility is an important consideration for
some students.
Kelley Coffey, 19, from Wymote, said
practicality was foremost in her mind when she
declared a journalism major.
"For awhile, ! thought about hiitory, but
you re3l!y can't do that much with it unless
you want to teach, It's noi too practical,"
Coffey said.
"I needed something that was useful and
something that was practical and interesting.
Counselor's clients
pregnant, no problem
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Talk to Patty Kampfe, pregnancy counselor and community
health nurse at the University Health Center (UHCJ. ; ; ;
Stressing that she does pregnancy counseling, not -abortion or
'problem pregnancy' counseling, Kampfe said not all students,
necessarily are happy or unhappy about being pregnant and
unmarried. ? , ' v ' 1
However, she talks with most students who, have a positive
pregnancy test. Kampfe expalined, "I present three options to all
the women l talk with: having the child and getting married,
having the child and not getting married and having an abortion.
"I try to help each student determine the best alternative for
herself. But there is no choice that is without problems."
While the number of abortions is up from this time last year,
she said she now sees more students and that tho, percentage of
women who choose an abortion actually has decreased. "
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Kampfe said each student "has to live with the decision she
makes-not me." Thus, she tries not to express her own opinion,
in counseling-the student. ..
"The decision must be made by each student for herself," she
said.
She described her function as a pregnancy counselor as
"primarily a referral service." Depending on the woman's
decision, she directs the student either to a doctor who is
accepting additional prenatal patients in his practice or to an
abortion counselor.
If the student decides to have an abortion, there is additional
counseling about the student's feeiings and an exchange of
information about the costs involved and the abortion clinics
available.
"The place to go is usually not the University of Nebraska
Medical Center," she said. The Center in Omaha, currently is
limited to 15 abortions per week, and these openings are filled by
Omaha patients, she said.
She said she recommends students to a private clinic in
Omaha, but she emphasized "Every girl has to make ail' her own
arrangements for an abortion. ,
Pointing out that contraception often is wanted by sexually
active UNL students as an alternative to pregnancy, Kampfe said
that birth control information and some supplies are available at
UHC from some but not all, doctors. .
Those that do will measure for Stfiapfiram'dr prefer ilie "a hnw
control pill and may issue a 1 -month persenption. 4., 3H '
Still, UHC is not able to provide a diaphragm of any Tithod
of birth control other than the pill. O '. V ' '
Kampfe said students who want contraception counseling
should call the UHC and ask for an appointment with the family
planning nurse.
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No matter what your academic interests, ,
you can study in one of seven different
university-level programs next semester.
But don't wait to apply. The application
deadline for our 1974-75 fail-year and one
cemester programs is April 25. So see
your study abroad advisor on campus and
write for full information and application
today.
The Institute of European Studies
Office of Admissions
875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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daily nebrasksn
friday, april 5, 1974