Ramsay western civ degree no closer at Uni Queensland

It’s not the fall of Ramsay western civilisation but the proposed Uni Queensland course is looking shaky

The university’s humanities and social sciences board of studies has declined to recommend the course content proposed for funding by the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation (CMM Tuesday). The university states the board told faculty executive dean Heather Zwickerfurther consultation and refinement of the curriculum” is required.

Some 200 HASS staff had previously signed a petition rejecting the proposal for a range of reasons, including the “programme is implicitly hostile to contemporary currents in the humanities and social sciences which aim to decolonise the university” and its “great books” approach, “… is not an appropriate fit for a modern research university.”


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