The Wall St. Journal on Friday reported that the University of Southern California is moving ahead with its new academic course in the United States and will begin offering it in 2019.
The course, which was announced last month, will focus on the history of American history, which includes the abolition of slavery, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement.
“It is important to remember that the course is designed to be a critical, scholarly and challenging look at our nation’s history, its politics, its culture and its impact on our daily lives,” the university said in a statement.
“We believe that our course is a necessary and positive step in the process of changing the way that we understand and communicate with each other.”
The course is being taught by professor of history, historian, and scholar, Susan Lacy, who will serve as a chairperson.
The University of South Carolina, which will also have its academic course offered in 2019, is also planning to launch its own course in 2019 that will focus specifically on the United Kingdom.
In 2017, the University at Buffalo announced it was planning to add an academic course to its academic calendar, which had been slated for 2019.
In 2018, the American Association of University Professors, which represents the largest U.S. higher education institutions, also announced a change in its academic schedule.
The group announced that it would be adding a second academic course each year in 2019 and 2020.
The APU also plans to add courses in the next few years, the group said in its 2019 and 2021 calendar.
The news comes on the heels of the University Of Virginia dropping its academic academic schedule in the fall.
The university, which is part of the same university system as Columbia University, has been struggling to maintain a consistent academic calendar for years, which included two academic calendar changes in 2016.
That year, the school added a new course called “America’s Civil War” that focused on the U.K. Independence Movement.