“changes stemmed from racial protests”
Who needs to study Western Civilization when there are diversity courses available?
The College Fix reports:
Amid complaints, Loyola to let students bypass Western civilization classes for ‘diversity courses’
Beginning in the fall, Loyola University Chicago students will have the option to bypass traditional Western civilization courses and instead enroll in “diversity courses” after students protested the Jesuit university’s core curriculum as “eurocentric.”
Students have been required to enroll in “HIST 101: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions to the 17th Century” or “HIST 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions from the 17th Century” to complete their “Tier 1” history core requirement. Beginning this fall, courses on “American Pluralism” and “Global History Since 1500” will be additional options for students.
The Loyola Phoenix reports Assistant Provost on Academic Diversity Christopher Manning said the changes stemmed from racial protests held on the Chicago campus in 2015.
“It largely came about as a result of paying attention to what our students were asking for in the fall of 2015,” Manning told the student newspaper. “Students in a series of protests had indicated that they wanted more diversity in the university core. In particular, they made the argument that the university core was pretty eurocentric.”
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