GWU no longer requires U.S. history for history majors
George Washington University joins a growing list of elite U.S. schools that no longer require history majors to take an American 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 Chairman Karin Schultheiss and several instructors at the university rebuffed inquiries on the new rule.
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.