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Editorial "Western Civ course must remain intact"

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Editorial "Western Civ course must remain intact"

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This is an opinion by a staff editorialist who is defending the continuation of the Western civ class. He cites John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the Roman Republic in our government structure as reasons why it is "ludicrous to call the United States anything but than a Western nation". He argues that it is "absolutely ridiculous to claim that a knowledge of Western Civilization is not vastly more vital" than courses like Arab Civilization or Oriental Civilization, which are included in the core course that surveys world cultures. He says that students can't understand the "nuances" of Western civilization when the topic shares time with four other civilizations, and urges students to speak out against this change at a forum on curriculum changes.

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Shepard, Scott. "Western Civ course must remain intact." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 11 (November 21, 1991): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19911121.2.22&srpos=2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1991-11-21

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Shepard, Scott, “Editorial "Western Civ course must remain intact",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3011.