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  •  Errrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!! (16+ / 0-)

    My California State University Education required a year of American history and another separate semester (or was it a year?) of California history as well...

    Oh, and a couple semesters in the sciences too, even for a degree in English.

    Rick should've come west for his BA/BS. He'd know quite a lot more about stuff he clearly has no clue about....If he could cut it, that is.

    I've met plenty of people with fancy schmancy private university educations that don't know half the history I learned  with the assistance of California taxpayers.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 11:12:45 AM PDT

    •  Don't remember the California history (7+ / 0-)

      but I remember the Poli Sci requirement -- I actually took a course in Urban Politics to satisfy that requirement and it was absolutely fascinating (we had an assignment to go up to San Francisco and report on the Yerba Buena Gardens development project in SF that was still in progress back then). A lot of discussion how urban renewal ended up displacing low-income and at-risk communities, forcing them further away from jobs and services.

      The optimist sees the glass as half-full. The pessimist sees the glass as half-empty. The realist just knows she's thirsty.

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 12:35:39 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, pull up your university's catalog. (10+ / 0-)

        I pulled up mine, and the CA history requirement is still there:

        Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Article 5, Section 40404
        requires that all students demonstrate an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.

        The American Institutions

        It's possible that for efficiency -- to help students graduate sooner -- they've blended the CA history into the AM INST classes. I don't know. I haven't seen any of these syllabi in years.

        But the requirement is still there in Title 5, rather like public school 4th graders still learn about California History. California taxpayers like for our students to know something about our state.

        It's actually a good thing. The other day, my husband had to get off the freeway because of a major accident. His map showed El Camino Real was nearby and I was able to tell him (he who went to all private schools and universities) that El Camino Real is generally a good north-south corridor down most of the state because it runs from mission to mission.  How did I know this? Standard curriculum, 4th grade, California's much maligned public schools.

        He got to his meeting, with time to spare.

        :)

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:39:18 PM PDT

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        •  And they still study the missions (3+ / 0-)
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          in 4th grade -- my oldest niece is a 5th grade teacher in Livermore but she occasionally teaches 4th when there's a need; California missions is a huge part of the curriculum. (And being in the Bay Area there are several within not too far a drive when the district can actually afford a field trip.)

          The optimist sees the glass as half-full. The pessimist sees the glass as half-empty. The realist just knows she's thirsty.

          by Cali Scribe on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:45:24 PM PDT

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