I’d say yes. On the same note:

Should the study of non-Western history be a requirement for a history degree in the UK?

Also yes.

Even if it were specialized as a western history/philosophy degree, and not just a general history/philosophy degree, some level of knowledge should still be required (and probably is already, I wouldn’t know).

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I just had a talk with someone (an Australian high school teacher) about non-western history electives which he teaches and are recently added to the curriculum (considering the young timeline of Australia, some people living under White-Australian policy are still alive today). He said - which I agree - that students don’t need to approve what those countries are doing, but they need to understand the situations that form their decisions and philosophies.

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