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Rosemont College to add an in-depth African American history courses that will compliment the general education requirements and core values of RC

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At Rosemont College we have general education requirements that help broaden our secondary education. The Mission Statement of Rosemont College states that they encourage “trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person;” “Diversity with a commitment to building an intercultural community;” “Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion.”

As students of the college we would like to add an extensive and in-depth African American history course that includes modern day challenges for people of color. In doing this, we would like it to be a general educational requirement that accomplishes the global awareness or humanities requirement.

This petition advocates for the addition of this course to further compliment the Liberal Arts education of Rosemont. It will enhance the skills students will need to live and work in a diverse world. This will strengthen the core beliefs and values of Rosemont College.

*Disclaimer: We are now aware that there is an African American History class from 1865-Present day (His 221). It is offered every other year. With this we would like to extend the curriculum to a more in depth understand of the oppression of minority groups. We wish for classes that look for the full experience of what it means to be Black in America along with systematic racism.

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