During a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed that a number of the University of California's ten campuses did not offer courses on American history.


"I was just reading something last night from the state of California," he said, according to Think Progress. "And that the California universities – I think it’s seven or eight of the California system of universities don’t even teach an American history course. It’s not even available to be taught."

"Just to tell you how bad it’s gotten in this country, where we’re trying to disconnect the American people from the roots of who we are, so they have an understanding of what America should be," Santorum added.

He appeared to be making reference to an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal by Peter Berkowitz of the National Association of Scholars, a conservative group that fights the "progressive agenda" in the lecture hall.

However, Think Progress found that UC campuses at Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz all offered American history courses. UC San Francisco, a medical school, was the only campus that did not offer any American history courses.

Santorum has previously described President Barack Obama as a "snob" because he "wants everybody in America to go to college" and said universities were indoctrinating students with "radical secular ideology." But in early March, Santorum acknowledged that he agreed with the President's past statements about Americans pursuing higher education.