Having suffered both, I have to disagree with the majority of posters in this thread.
Literary theory, at least as it's taught by most universities, is totally and utterly useless. It relates to absolutely nothing. Semiotics, decontstruction, Freudian, etc criticism is as much about writing as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice is about SCRAM jet design. There is ample proof of this, not in the least the fact that most English majors can't write to save their nuts. Creative writing/journalism classes/workshops, though, they're another matter.
As for CS, in my course they were passing people who didn't know what 'instanciation' was, who didn't know the difference between a class and an instance variable. The staff weren't much better; I had tutors who had never written a program that worked, ever.
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