The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has recently published a report on the Western Tradition and how it is taught and studied at Australian Universities. Campion College is named, and commended, in the report for excellence in this area, and for its commitment to the big ideas behind Australia and the Western Tradition.
The report, conducted by Dr. Bella d’Abrera, outlined 20 subject areas which are important to the understanding of Western Civilisation and its history. These subjects range from Ancient Greece and Rome to the Cold War and the American Revolution. These were then compared with the unit descriptions of all Undergraduate History units across Australia’s universities, to see how well they cover these important topics. This is at the core of Campion’s mission, and we are pleased to say that we cover all the areas outlined by the IPA, as illustrated in the following quote: ”
“Campion College, notwithstanding its size and recent origin, ranks particularly well in the teaching of
the history of Western Civilisation in comparison to the larger, more established universities.””
The full paper can be accessed on the IPA website.