James Soto Antony
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.
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
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.