2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 1160 FYS: What Will I Get from College: An Historical Point of View 1630-1970

This First Year Seminar (FYS) course is designed to help students think about colleges and universities, and the historical and social forces that have affected their development in the United States. Since education is an issue we often think about in personal terms, especially higher education, the course is intended to use our own knowledge and insights as a starting point, and to expand upon our reasoning skills as we study these issues historically. We will do this by reading, discussing and thinking about colleges and universities with special focus on the people that led them and the students that attended them. This course will provide students with a framework for using historical analysis to understand the purposes of higher education in American society.




As needed