Recently, two notable people lauded the Liberal Arts degree offered by Campion College. During a discussion on Sky News about the state of history degrees in Australian universities, Dr. Bella d’Abrera said Campion offers the most decent history program in the country. This wasn’t the first time that Dr d’Abrera had showered praise on the learning institution.
Previously, the Western Civilisation Program director at the Institute of Public Affairs Foundations lauded Campion for its independence from political influence. According to a report he authored on the state of humanities courses in Aussie universities, Campion is an outstanding institution because its programs aren’t full of Identity Politics, a common problem in many tertiary institutions.
The report shows that almost 50% of undergraduate programs involving History, Literature, Politics, and Social Sciences in Australian universities mostly focus on class, gender, race, and other topics on identity. Dr d’Abrera says that the overwhelming emphasis on such issues makes it difficult to differentiate between the courses. For instance, you can’t separate English Literature and Sociology because they cover the same worldview.
The overemphasis on Identity Politics is so widespread that it affects the top universities in the country. Dr d’Abrera believes this menace makes the Liberal Arts degree at Campion more precious. Unlike others, it focuses on many pertinent issues and links them to achieve a broader and holistic perspective on world affairs.
The primary focus of Campion’s Liberal Arts degree is Western Civilisation. It teaches the literal, philosophical, and theological aspects of early life in western countries, covering topics like the Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, the Catholic Imagination in Modern Literature, etc.
Later in the day, former senator Corey Bernardi called Campion exceptional at a panel consisting of Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker and others. Senator Bernardi was hosting the Paul Murray Live show on Sky News, and the day’s theme was Liberal Arts And Relevant University Programs in Australia.
Amanda Stoker agreed with Bernadi’s sentiments and encouraged prospective students to consider smaller and lesser-known colleges because they offer comprehensive academic programs. She added that liberal arts could be enriching and an excellent source of transformative and visionary leaders if taught properly. However, Amanda noted that established universities no longer uphold these values, which is why students should explore upcoming colleges like Campion.
Campion is a relatively new college based in Western Sydney. Despite being new, the institution outperforms its peers and big names in the Australian tertiary education landscape. In a recent survey involving undergraduate students across the country, Campion appeared in the top 10 across all metrics.
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