Humanities Departments Turn a Profit, Too

Dear Editor,

Recently, an article was published by UCLA English professor Robert N. Watson about the profitability of the humanities. Watson demonstrates that the humanities do, in fact, turn a profit through student fees, which is possible through low operating costs.

The myth that the sciences typically bail out the humanities has been a recurring debate during the University of California’s current budget crisis, mentioned not only in public forums but also on television by UC President Mark G. Yudof. This is an important article Watson has written, and I think that it could only benefit the public discussion to bring this to light.

The original article may be found at www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/bottom-line-shows-humanities-really-155771.aspx.

—Matthew Brooks

Senior, Sixth College

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