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George Washington University removes U.S. history from required courses for history majors

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#1 WestVirginiaRebel

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

The Blaze:

George Washington University in Washington, D.C., has apparently decided that giving students more “flexibility” means freeing them from taking required courses in U.S. History — even if they’re history majors.


According to The College Fix, the new requirements allow for students to take an optional course in previously required courses, or a high score on a placement test to opt out of the requirement, but the mandate to take U.S. history is no longer in effect. From College Fix:


The department eliminated requirements in U.S., North American and European history, as well as the foreign language requirement. Thus, it is possible that a student can major in history at GWU without taking a survey course on United States history.


The history department at GWU has been facing declining interest and enrollment. As a result, they’ve decided that an answer to that problem, and an effective way to recruit new students, is to “to better reflect a globalizing world,” according to comments made by George Washington University faculty members to the student newspaper, The Hatchet.



I cannot tell a lie-said, who?

#2 Valin

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:41 PM

The 1st rule of holes is, when you're in one STOP DIGGING.


All  this goes back to "hey hey ho ho western civ has got to go" Jesse Jackson Standford back in the 80's (acyually it goes back farther than that. 



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