He elaborated: The class will also consider art in relation to questions of gender, class and race and discuss its involvement with Western capitalism. Arts relationship with climate change will also be a key theme. Incidentally, the course was extremely popular among students, a significant number of whom were disappointed and dissatisfied with this sudden change.
Considering what the article says about the Chairman of Yale’s Art History Department, it’s probably a good thing that the course was cancelled.
I think you misread that, the OLD course that celebrated the Western canon was what was popular with the students, not this new “woke” humanities curriculum.