Course Catalog


The History of Higher Education in the United States

This core course surveys the history of higher education in the United States with a dual focus on mainstream collegiate institutions and non-traditional alternatives. Early class sessions explicate the development of traditional higher education from its liberal arts origins through the growth of the research university. Subsequent sessions explore how, over two centuries, various groups such as women, blacks, working-class, immigrant and older students contended for places within higher education. Participants explore how institutions and their leaders responded to these challenges, sometimes creating accommodations or changes in traditional settings, and other times prompting new structures that often marginalized the newcomers. Several questions guide inquiry through the various eras a

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3911 F
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM
Szelenyi,Katalin W01-0078
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Capacity: 12
Enrolled: 11
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Graduate students in HIGHED only
Course Attributes: