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Report from the Westhampton History Department

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Report from the Westhampton History Department

Description

Francis A. Underhill, Chairman of the Westhampton History Department, submitted this report to President Modlin to give updates on the affairs of his department in 1971. The department was doing well with nine Westhampton women majoring in history, and the honors program was especially thriving. The department's alums were doing well; one completed her Ph.D. at Duke University, and others were making progress at the graduate level at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and Indiana University. That year they introduced a new popular course on the Asian civilizations, and Underhill noted that "our department needs to offer courses in Asian history in order to afford our students the opportunity to study non-Western societies. Dr. Kyotsu Hori, who had been teaching "Survey of Asian Civilization," had resigned and Underhill urged a quick replacement. The department had also given students a choice between a "topical survey" of Western Civilization or a course on modern European history. Chairman Underhill went on to express his appreciation for the collaboration between the Richmond College and Westhampton College History Departments.

Source

Report from the Westhampton History Department, 23 April 1971, RG 6.2.4 Box 16 Folder 16, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1971-04-23

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.3.16.16-19710423.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Underhill, Francis A. , “Report from the Westhampton History Department,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1867.