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The History of American Higher Education

This course examines the development of American higher education from the colonial period to the present. It aims to help students understand the origins of contemporary practices and problems in higher education. The class will explore five major topics: (1) changes in the purpose of higher education; (2) the development of diverse types of institutions; (3) the growth and limitation of access to higher education; (4) the relation of higher education to the larger society; and (5) student culture and experiences.

Required for, but not limited to, students in the Higher Education Program.

Shopping: Thursday, 08/27/2015, Larsen Hall 106: 3:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m. OR Thursday, 08/27/2015, Larsen Hall 106: 3:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m.

Course Subject: Culture, Communities, and Contexts<P>Higher Education<P>History, Philosophy, and Foundations of Education

Building and Room: Larsen Hall 106
Time: September 3 - December 1, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Scheduling Notes: 

Five required section meetings during class time to be arranged.

Course Credits: four credits

Faculty: Julie A. Reuben

http://my.gse.harvard.edu/course/gse-a412/2015/fall

Course ID: 
A412
Course Req ID: 
28155