Financial Review: Campion’s History Program Scores High
Campion College was recently mentioned in the July 27 edition of the Australian Financial Review – lauded for its undergraduate history program, as part of a review by the Institute of Public Affairs. The excerpt below is from p.12:
Most Australian universities fail to teach proper undergraduate history courses, offering instead a “range of disconnected subjects on narrow themes and issues focusing on imperialism, popular culture, film studies, and ethnic/race history”, a new study from the Institute of Public Affairs shows.
The study, which reviewed 739 history subjects offered by 34 tertiary institutions, found that only three universities – the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and Monash University – came close to matching the “historical comprehensiveness” offered by Oxford and Cambridge, which were regarded as the benchmark.
It reviewed the history subjects offered by each institution, awarding one point for coverage of each of 16 topics: ancient Greece, ancient Rome, medieval Europe, renaissance/reformation Europe, early modern British history, later modern British history, early modern European history, later modern European history, US history, Asian history (India, China, Japan, south-east Asia or Asia at large), Australian colonial history, 20th century Australian history, 20th century world history, religious history, intellectual history and economic history.
Opposite: A scanned image of the Australian Financial Review article (July 27, p.12).
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