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ELHE 7101 Higher Education in American Society (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An introduction to higher education in America, this course focuses on the complex relationships between colleges and universities, and the political and social systems of society. This analysis includes a historical perspective on the evolution of American higher education, and especially the development of the contemporary university since the beginning of the twentieth century. Attention is also paid to the impact of federal and state governments on higher education; the role of research in the university; issues of accountability, autonomy, and academic freedom; the academic profession, student politics and culture; affirmative action issues; and others.


Instructor(s): Ana M. Mart�nez Alem�n and Katya Salkever

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13