A Student of History

October 6, 2006

Bringing back history….

Filed under: The Academy — John Maass @ 1:24 am

News from CNN today says that Harvard University, “founded 370 years ago to train Puritan ministers, should again require all undergraduates to study religion, along with U.S. history and ethics, a faculty committee is recommending.” 

The CNN piece is mostly about the religion courses, which by implication CNN is shocked about.  It goes on to report that Harvard students also “need to have an understanding of American history, American institutions, and American values,” calling for a requirement to study the United States in a comparative context with other countries.

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