Harvard Panel Proposes Requiring the Study of Religion and American History

A Harvard University panel released a proposal last week to revamp the university's core undergraduate curriculum in a way that differs sharply from both the current core requirements and a set of highly criticized reforms proposed two years ago. Students would be required to study religious faith and American history, among other elements of a more broad-based curriculum.

The new proposal, by the Task Force on General Education, recommends that students take one course in each of the