> Lastly, I'm no a big fan of the creation of *new* departments or sub-
> departmental study areas, although I realize that such things are part
> of the money and prestige part of the university. It doesn't seem to me
> that we'll see lots of magical studies programs in the next few years,
> unless somebody decides to throw tons of money that way.
And even if we do, I am also no big fan. In general, amen, brother.
Get a degree in something respected. Prove yourself in a respected
discipline. Having done that, you are ready to argue for magic as a
legitimate field. This is part of my ad for our BU program: you get a
degree in religion. Otherwise, who cares?
Christopher I. Lehrich
Assistant Professor of Religion
Associate Director, Division of Religious and Theological Studies