Skip to comments.This is a "U.S. History" College Course?
Posted on 01/30/2006 7:35:08 PM PST by fideist
My son started a "U.S. History" course in college this semester.
Sixteen-week course, one lecture a week. He has had three lectures so far --
1. Mayan Culture
2. Inca Culture
3. The Colonization of Africa by the Portuguese
-- I honestly don't get it. :?
I was thinking it was a History of the Americas class until that last one there....
that's quite odd
Are you sure that the title of the course isn't "American History"? That would make the first two sections understandable--a history of "the Americas". Don't understand what the heck the Portuguese colonization of Africa has to do with either "the Americas" or the U.S., though.
Which school? What's the doc's name?
They are setting him up for the climax where white people kill all the Indians and ship all the slaves over from Africa. You will see as the class progresses. You better get used to it now if he is going for 4 years unless he is a science or business major.
Politically correct professor, it sounds like.
I remember a professor at NYU during the Vietnam War Protest days who spent a whole hour on the evils of Con Edison, in an English literature class. I couldn't help overhearing it because it was in a nearby room.
The professor most likely gave your son a course outline on the first day of class, as well as an assigned textbook. They don't always stick to the outlines, but it should still give you an idea of the direction the course will move in.
I had to put up with it (in California), and hated every minute of it. Needless to say, I'm a huge backer of that, "$100 for Ratting Out Yer Lib Teacher" program announed a week ago...
could he be sitting in the wrong class...probablly got scared of seeing all the asians sitting in the US history class, and decided to find a class that would offer a bell curve...it happens (just messin' with you)
Well, it's all about oppression of people by the white man. I had a U.S. History course in college that never mentioned the Constitution, but you can be sure that we covered native peoples, the crimes against the Indians, the forced Christianity on the native people, the prudery of the Puritans, and a quick hit on the revolutionary war, with heavy emphasis on blacks in the period.
Then we skipped on to the slave trade and Civil War. Not one mention of states rights and the constitutional question. Carpetbaggers, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Brown v. Board of Education. Did two weeks on the presidency of FDR and the Depression. JFK was a hit as well. Johnson's Great Society and kudos to that. Carter got more of a mention than Teddy Roosevelt. Oh, and affirmative action was how we ended the semester....and taling about Gulf War and the evil Reagan/Bush "empire".
It was sad, but needless to say, I grew from the experience. I am a homeschooling mom now almost precisely because of this garbage.
My nephew is taking a "history" class in college called American Diversity.
Its primary textbook is Howard Zinn's propaganda book "A People's History of the United States"
And we wonder why education has faltered in this country.
I had a different situation -- incompetent teacher. Took a course in "Twentieth Century Europe". We started off with some background -- Prof took us back to 1492, since the discovery of the New World had a big impact on Modern Europe. We slowly moved through the centuries. By the time the "Twentieth Century Europe" class ended, we were at 1912. We never even got to WWI.
That's poor time managment.
A yes. The professor must be leading to the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.
Don't even begin to try to "get it" in any rational sense. You're just wasting your time.
The liberal arts schools have long since been purged of decent content, quite by design. Welcome to the wonderful world of deconstructionism.
If our kids never learn the real history of the country,they won`t be able or willing to, defend the institutions that made this nation what it is today.
Most American history courses start with the New World explorers -- Leif Eriksson, Vasco de Gama, Ponce de Leon, De Soto, Cortez, Pizarro, Raleigh, Drake, etc.
Start worrying when the professor lectures on Gore's victory in 2000.
If our kids never learn the real history of the country, they won't be able or willing to, defend the institutions that made this nation what it is today.
Which is pretty much the point of so-called "education" in this country today.
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