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Q: importance of the study of history ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: importance of the study of history
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: guy221-ga
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Posted: 22 Mar 2003 09:28 PST
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Question ID: 179585
I am looking either for surveys or opinions of college student against
taking core curriculum classes such as history. I am writing a paper
about the importance of the study of history and i need information
contain college students' views for and against the study of history
example of against it is useless, a waste of money, waste of time, and
it does not pertain to my major
Subject: Re: importance of the study of history
Answered By: jeanwil-ga on 22 Mar 2003 12:30 PST
Hi guy221-ga,

I was not able to locate detailed information with regards to opinions
of college students about history but I searched on the study of
history. I hope that this will help also.

Don't Know Much About History. 
Why Not?

U.S. History Again
Stumps Senior Class

Why should I study history?


Why Study History? Historical studies are important for a number of

why study history

Why Study History?

Why Study History

Modern History Sourcebook: 
Lord Acton: 
Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History, 1906

Why Study History


Why Study History

Why Study History

What  history mean to me
2002 Winning Essay, High School

History in the Raw

The History of History

Best reagrds,


search words 'students opinion on history courses' 'why study history'
Subject: Re: importance of the study of history
From: larre-ga on 22 Mar 2003 17:20 PST
Hello guy221,

I'm sorry my colleague was unable to locate information specific to
the topic of your query. Perhaps the following resources will be
useful to you. I've listed several websites and documents that detail
student opinion regarding the study of history:

Student Opinion

A document from University of South Carolina at Spartanburg showing
the results of a student history survey, and correlating statistics
from university enrollments. I have linked Google's cached HTML
document. The Word version of the document is also available.

University of South Carolina, Spartanburg

Student Learning Assessment

Statistical analysis of University of Minnesota students, reporting
the results of a survey on the effectiveness of specific course work,
including history.

University of Minnesota
Learning Assessment 

Student Opinion - Study of History

Student opinion gathered in order to select student members of
Princeton's History Student Advisory committee(s).

Princeton University - History Department

Student Opinion - Reviews

Brown University Student Reviews provides frequently updated student
opinion of University courses. You may select any semester, then
select [HI} for reviews of History courses and seminars.

Brown University
The Critical Review

You'll find additional data, reports and surveys by repeating the
following Google searches.

"student opinion" history courses OR classes
"student reviews" history courses OR classes
"student surveys" history courses OR classes
"student learning assessment" history

Hope this helps,

Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: importance of the study of history
From: neilzero-ga on 24 Mar 2003 20:58 PST
Very recent history and/or older history is important to every carreer
in my opinion. Self motivated people can learn history with out taking
any formal instruction in the subject. Numerios books and magazines
are available free at libraries and there are on line sources. Even
mediocure encyclopedias, cover many topic in history with less bias
and spin than most prophesors of history and the text books the
history department selects. So many changes have occured in human
society that we can not predict the future from how things went a
century or more ago, besides history has been edited (propaganda and
politically correct) so much of it did not happen that way. I find it
helpful to read week or month old newspapers to compare how history
has been rewritten even in that brief a time.  Neil

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