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History Class Selection

ChairmanSam1992ChairmanSam1992 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
edited June 2010 in Georgetown University
Hey everybody,

I'm a freshman entering Georgetown this fall. I'm currently in the process of selecting classes for the fall semester, and I have a question regarding the core history requirements.

I'm planning to study Chinese as my foreign language, and I would like to know if it would be advisable to also fulfill my history course requirements with Chinese regional histories, or if I should "branch out" into other regions?
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Replies to: History Class Selection

  • flight23flight23 Registered User Posts: 360 Member
    I've read reviews of the chinese history professor (who is not chinese himself), and let me tell you, they are not good.
  • hec2008hec2008 Registered User Posts: 550 Member
    Are you SFS? If you are, there are couple of advantages to taking at least one of your regional histories in your area of language study. If your pursuing a certificate in Asian studies, the history course will count towards your certificate (some area certificates require it, the Asian studies certificate is less specific Undergraduate Certificate - Asian Studies Program - Georgetown University but it does help). It also will help prepare you as you advance in your Chinese study as the SFS language classes as taught through history and politics. A strong base in English will help in class and as you take your proficiency exam. I haven't heard much about the Chinese history professors. If the reviews refer to the Regional I professor, maybe look at the History of the Pacific. Professor Kim is very good. She taught my proseminar. Modern history will help the most for your proficiency exam and the pacific will still count towards Asian studies.

    Or take what you are interested in. I loved Africa I.
  • flight23flight23 Registered User Posts: 360 Member
    I was talking about the China I professor. I read his reviews on ratemyprofessor.com
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