Is the study of Western History declining in America?

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There is no real way to prove this one way or the other.  It is certainly true that there are more options today than simply taking Western Civilization in college.  However, on the high school level, world history classes, which tend to rest heavily on western history, are much more...

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There is no real way to prove this one way or the other.  It is certainly true that there are more options today than simply taking Western Civilization in college.  However, on the high school level, world history classes, which tend to rest heavily on western history, are much more common than any non-western civilization classes.  The same goes for community colleges that have fewer resources and therefore fewer class offerings.  So I would argue that the study of western history is not really declining to a significant degree.  (Of course, general knowledge of history of all sorts seems to be declining, so maybe it's just that people study it but don't remember it at all.)

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