What has happened to the Humanities in the United States is nothing short of criminal. The barbarians were invited in and given teaching positions, and no one seemed to think it was a bad idea except the students who stayed away in droves.
Ah comeuppance... This from Classical Values ... follow the links and read it all.
If you tell students re-runs of Gilligan's Island are of the same value as Keats, don't be surprised when they skip your class and go for computer engineering instead.