Viewing the world through the West’s eyes

Students deplore Eurocentric focus in history department and call for change

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Eurocentric focus

Last October, fourth-year history students Liem Ngo and Danielle Lee wrote to The Gazette frustrated with the Western history department’s disregard for Asian, African, and Latin American history, feeling it was contradictory for an international institution to focus only on North American and European history. (read more)

Universities obligated to transcend ethnocentrism

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

A quick survey of courses offered by most social science departments would lead one to believe Europe and its progeny (the so called Western world) are the most important and valuable topics of discussion. (read more)


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