HIST104 - Why College? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Description: 
This course will explore controversies and dilemmas surrounding American colleges, from their birth into the present. What is the purpose of “college”? How have these goals and objectives changed, across time and space? What should college do, and for whom? And how can colleges be reformed to meet their diverse purposes and constituencies? Topics of discussion will include affirmative action, “political correctness,” fraternities and sororities, sexual assault and safety, online education, and the recent trend towards “college for all.” For Freshmen only.
Instructors: 
ZIMMERMAN, JONATHAN
Day and Time: 
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    FRESHMAN SEMINAR
    • Major Concentrations: American
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: US