Wei Zhi Gao
B CUSP 135
Strengthens performance of college-level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking, and the critique and the creation of print and new media texts. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or B CUSP 134. Offered: AWSp.
Course Title: The Role of Higher Education: Purposes, Problems & Prospects
The focus of this course is to examine the role of higher education, its purposes, problems and prospects in the past, present and future. The course offers an opportunity to conduct research on a broad spectrum of major competing theories, methodologies and practices on functions of higher education in the western intellectual tradition—with an opportunity and encouragement to pursue comparative study of higher education between the United States and other countries.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Online journal; short assignments involving library and internet research, reviews of published essays and books on the themes of the course; collegial involvement; in-class presentation; two longer essays (5 to 7 page long for the first; 10 to 12 page long for the second.)