Friday, April 15, 2011

U.S. History as Taught at Bowdoin

I suspect that this is not what it looked like when Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was the President...
Do Bowdoin alumni know their alma mater offers not one history course in American political, military, diplomatic, constitutional, or intellectual history, and nothing at all on the American Founding or the Constitution; that the one Civil War course is essentially African-American history (it is offered also in Africana Studies); and that there are more courses on gay and lesbian subjects than on American history?
The real question, the answer to which is, I suspect, horrifying, is "at how many of our 'elite' educational institutions is the situation similar or identical?"

And how long are Universities going to be able to sell Women's Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies and African Studies degrees for over $100,000?

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