I was fortunate enough to take a couple of courses on Shakespeare from the great Dr. John Cobb at Wofford College. Prof Cobb was beyond phenomenal and his presentation of Shakespeare changed my life and helped me understand the power of word, language and literature.
Evidently that’s not the case for almost half of NC college students (unfortunately):
According to a study by The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy study, 48 percent of North Carolina colleges and universities do not require English majors to take a Shakespeare class to graduate. The center is a Raleigh-based nonprofit.