“essential part of liberal arts education”
The left’s political agenda will eventually be required at many schools, and this is why taxpayers should never be expected to fund ‘free’ college.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Bates College considers requiring ALL students to take courses on ‘white supremacy,’ ‘power and privilege,’ ‘colonialism’
A curricular working group of students and faculty at Bates College is recommending that all students should be required to take two courses that center around “race, white supremacy and colonialism, and intersecting experiences of power and privilege.”
To justify the recommendation, the working group asserts that an “essential part of liberal arts education” is to “critically discern, examine, and discuss the production and operation of difference, power, and equity.”
Professor of English and Africana and member of the working group Theri Pickens told Campus Reform that “each of the faculty on the committee discussed and described the impacts that not studying race, power, privilege, white supremacy and colonialism has on their students. We agreed that students may find themselves ill-equipped for an increasingly globalized society.”
Under the proposed recommendation obtained by Campus Reform, students would be mandated to take one introductory level course and one advanced-level course related to these subjects within the student’s field of study.
“The requirement ensures that all students will necessarily be exposed to discipline-specific training that aligns with their intellectual interests, while committing every academic unit at Bates to a shared process of curricular and campus transformation,” the recommendation states.
In order for courses to qualify under this new directive, they must “situate race, white supremacy, colonialism, power, and privilege centrally and attend to them throughout the course.”
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