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Departmental Genre

I mostly find myself incredibly jealous that the English department gets to subdivide so much and each professor can be so specific in his/her field!  In my department, history, we have 9 faculty members, but one of those faculty is President McAuliffe and another is Elliott Shore, both of whom can't teach every semester.  We don't have anyone to teach about Central/South America, Colonial America, Russia during any time period, China (or any other east Asian nation) during any time period, and I'm sure I'm leaving some area out.  As a result, professors are forced to teach outside their specialty, or genre, and then I worry about the quality of information I'm receiving.  If only ever department were lucky enough to be able to hire as many professors as the English department has!


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