GWU no longer requires U.S. history course for history majors

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December 25, 2016

george_washington_universityGeorge Washington University now joins a growing list of elite American schools that no longer require history majors to take a U.S. history course before earning a diploma.

An education watchdog reported Thursday that GWU has embraced a policy by one-third of the nation’s most prestigious schools, which makes a U.S. history course optional for students who call the field their vocation. The College Fix said GWU History Department Chair Karin Schultheiss and multiple instructors at the university rebuffed inquiries on the new rule.

“At GWU, history majors must take eight to ten upper level courses: one on a time period before 1750, and three on different regions of the world, including Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East,” the watchdog group reported. “Previously, students were required to take two courses focused on Europe and North America and complete a thesis or capstone project. Though the thesis requirement still exists, students can choose to complete ‘digital capstone projects.’ “

The school’s newspaper, The Hatchet, recently said faculty framed the new policy as a way to “recruit students” and “better reflect a globalizing world,” The College Fix reported.

GWU’s decision is the second to raise eyebrows in recent months. The school, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, made national headlines in August when it hired Jesse Morton, a former recruiter for al Qaeda, as a homeland security expert.

  • teaman

    Now wonder Waters World finds so many stupid young people!!

  • ToniStimmel

    Are History majors required to take any history courses?

    Liberals don’t think, much less know, that history repeats itself. They think that the liberals who tried it all those times before just weren’t as smart as they are now and now they’ll succeed. It’s an hereditary flaw.

    A liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.

  • Danny Reagan

    If you can destroy a country’s history, you have destroyed the country. All Americans should be required to pass a test on the constitution as part of getting their high deploys.

  • juniemoon

    A history major who knows nothing about U.S. history??! How stupid is that.

    • ARJAY

      There is NO RATIONAL number to indicate that level of stupidity!!

  • the whistler

    GWU has neither been deserving of bearing the name of the great man they were named after… nor for recognition as being a university, which implies it is supposed to be a place of exceptionally high education standards, for several decades now. Hopefully the re-awakening of the need for a well rounded ,thorough, apolitical, open minded , freedom of discourse, mature ,adult ,intellectually stimulating, non-candyassified education WILL actually be implemented instead of talked to death by ‘Commie/RINO’ Politicians/Judges who are hopefully headed for extinction for their attempted Coup de’tat of America via the failure to defend and protect the Constitution!!!
    Does anyone still believe that Joe McCarthy was just a delusional psychotic as he has so unjustly been portrayed by history!! In fact he was a victim of a MSM that has been complicite with Progs for as long as the Progs have been working to overthrow this country. Take a look at the past and see how it never is presented in a neutral manner!! Journalism and Agendas do not result in the printing of News!!

  • George

    All these teachers should be removed from their positions.

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  • Rodney Steward

    Again, muslims are the problem, till we rid these gutter rats it’s going to be that way, because these socialist schools are going to kiss their nasty as#es as long as Opey is in our house!!

  • gerald Hughes

    Not a problem, they were already on the circle file list.
    That is, schools, when found on a resume, cause that resume to be thrown directly into the circle file.
    Parents if you are about to enter your child into college, you may want to check the circle file list, most of the schools on the circle file list also have very low post education employment rates

    • Rodney Steward

      Very wise move my friend!!

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