>thinking about studying history in college
>check their programs
>50% is national history and the rest is modern
>ancient, medieval and early modern his is barely covered in 2 courses
Why are /his/ programs so shit?
They figure they've covered enough world history in school. I had 2 god damn years of U.S. history in all my 12 years of required history classes. Granted the world history was focused on Europe, repeated a lot of stuff, and skipped around the timeline like an autistic chimp with tourette syndrome.
Come to think of it, school history sucks.
>High School World History
>We start off Medieval with the Franks and Charlemagne
>Holy fuck this might be pretty good
>Franks and Charlemagne are only about 3 days of class
>Once Charlemagne is done we spend the rest of the time on the Crusades
>Byzantine Empire is only mentioned when necessary.
Feels really bad man.
>first year of highschool
>we are taught general history
>reach the discovery of the americas
>teacher drops the classic "at the time, columbus was the only one to know the earth wasn't flat"
>tell him otherwise
>get shut up
>speak up again
>get suspeded for teaching history to a history teacher