Choosing to be more stupid than peers just became an elective option for students majoring in history at a supposed prestigious university in Washington, DC.
It’s an effort to pander to students who these days can’t seem to handle meeting minimum requirements. Students are coddled to the point they aren’t required to complete basic courses expected of any major.
The major in question covers history which has an established list of facts students need to know to be successful in the field. Unless it’s American history, then the students can skip that while enjoying their coloring book time in the safe room on campus.
Such is happening at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Giving students more “flexibility” means freeing them from taking required courses in U.S. History, according to The Blaze, 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courses, or a high score on a placement test to opt out of the requirement, but the mandate to take U.S. history is no longer in effect.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.
What’s next, eliminate memorizing the periodic table for chemistry majors? How about no more algebra for math majors? And, of course, economics majors shouldn’t be forced to handle the pressure of learning supply and demand.
The university spit out a lame excuse for eliminating the absolute need for history majors to know and understand just how they arrived where they are in college.
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.
GWU History Department Chair Karin Schultheiss told the same paper at the time the change in requirements was announced that the relaxed regulations meant students could “have a great deal more flexibility than they had before, and they can adapt it to whatever their plans are for the future. Whatever they want to do, there’s a way to make the history department work for them.”
Majoring in history alone doesn’t equate to many job options upon college graduation. It’s a proven major for students seeking a job in elementary and high school education where history is still taught.
What would a GWU graduate say during a job interview where course completion comes into question?
“No, interviewing person, my history major didn’t teach me anything about US history but I’m ‘flexible’ and can do an internet search if needed.”
Students can get a “globalized” viewpoint of history after they learn all about the US. Without American history, none of these students would have a place to flex the muscle of their feeble minds.
Source: The Blaze
Source: The College Fix