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George Washington U. No Longer Requires U.S. History for History Majors

George Washington U. No Longer Requires U.S. History for History Majors

“giving students more flexibility”

You have to wonder how George Washington would feel about this.

The College Fix reports:

U.S. history no longer a requirement for history majors at George Washington University

George Washington University recently changed its requirements for history majors, removing previously key courses for the stated purpose of giving students more flexibility.

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 new requirements mandate at least one introductory course, of which American history, World History and European civilization are options. Yet, like at many elite universities, the introductory course requirement may be fulfilled by scoring a 4 or a 5 on the Advanced Placement exams for either U.S. History AP, European History AP or World History AP.

Earlier this year, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni released a report revealing that fewer than one-third of the nation’s leading universities require history majors to take a single course in U.S. history. George Washington University now joins those ranks.

“A democratic republic cannot thrive without well-informed citizens and leaders. Elite colleges and universities in particular let the nation down when the examples they set devalue the study of United States history,” ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff said in a statement announcing the report.

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Is this a joke? Please tell me you’re kidding.

April 1st came late this year.

So, in the absence of formal history education informal will be substituted. No doubt of what it will consist and from whom it will come: MTV, Comedy Central, Lame-stream Media. The results will be comparable to those who take Reading Tarot Cards as a religion course and then, in turn, want to tell Christians “all about” their faith.

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