The Rise and Fall of the Western Civilization Course

  title={The Rise and Fall of the Western Civilization Course},
  author={G. Allardyce},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • G. Allardyce
  • Published 1982
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
  • "THE MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION WHICH NOW CONFRONTS THE COLLEGE TEACHER in history seems, by general agreement, to be the first year of the college course.", So remarked Harvard historian Charles Homer Haskins in 1905 to the American Historical Association (AHA). Historians, Haskins explained, having established specialized instruction in their discipline at advanced college levels, now faced the new task of developing a course to serve the general education of freshmen and sophomores. This… CONTINUE READING
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