Anyway, I graduated from college with honors on the back of papers even more bullshit than this. Write 'em in an afternoon, get your A- and use the time you saved to actually learn stuff without having to sacrifice getting a degree to do it.
It would have been different in the hard sciences I guess (well, some of them).
Writing skills are required at some point or other in almost every professional field. It's great that most majors require basic literacy. Those classes are even more necessary for majors that think they don't need it; those students are always the ones that need the instruction the most.
Lanel was played by Bebe Neuwirth! I love how they did that scene because you don't see them have sex but obviously she is impressed by his space boner. And they allude to how different humans idea of sex is to their own without giving away what that could possibly be, which must mean the men there cum out of their butts or fingers, possibly tongues.
This was dreadful and sexist but I still watched the whole thing because Star Trek. I must be the only one who liked the Worf and Troi pairing and wanted more of it. I know people in long term relationships like that.