College of Arts and Sciences | The Modern University: Campus, Community, and Culture
C104 | 29368 | Capshew, J.
COLL-C 104 29368 The Modern University: Campus, Community, and Culture
(Capshew, J.: History and Philosophy of Science) (S & H) (3 cr.)
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This course provides an introduction to changing ideas behind the
university and to its rich cultural traditions. Although education and
learning has remained its central purpose, the university has played
distinctively varied intellectual, social, and cultural roles in
different times and places in the Western world. The course explores
the making of the modern university, with a focus on American
developments, using a comparative and historical approach. It views
the university as a human institution and cultural artifact open to
explanation and interpretation. A main point of comparison is our own
academic home, Indiana University, as a microcosm of the dynamic
forces that have shaped the American research university.