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James Soto Antony
CHID 210
Seattle Campus

The Idea of the University: Ways of Learning, Exploring, and Knowing

Considers different ways of learning, exploring, and knowing in the context of the historical development, social context, and impact of universities in general and of the University of Washington in particular. Includes reflective workshops on choosing areas of study (majors) in collaboration with Undergraduate Advising.

Class description

History of colleges and universities in the United States. How major social tensions in American society shaped higher education, and how higher education impacted American thinking about those tensions. How learning, and ways of knowing, play themselves out in colleges and universities. The ways in which US society and contemporary thinking has been shaped by the development of higher education.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

An interest in history and education. An interest in why colleges and universities are structured the way they are.

Class assignments and grading

Readings from textbooks, quizzes, examinations.

Two quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James Soto Antony
Date: 11/23/2003