American studies out, culture and films in
The University of Canterbury has scrapped its American studies courses and several in management sciences.
Enrolments for the courses have been stopped from today.
But the university council voted against discontinuing the cultural studies, and theatre and film studies programmes.
Four staff and 24 students are affected.
The university is forecasting a $20 million loss this year, largely arising from the after-effects of the Canterbury earthquakes, including fewer students and skyrocketing insurance costs.