Course Descriptions

TitleHistory and Philosophy of Higher Education

This course is designed to provide students with historical and philosophical contexts for understanding contemporary practices and issues in higher education. Through an understanding of major philosophies of education, students will examine the developmental trajectory of higher education in the United States. The course includes opportunities to explore the complexity of philosophical views and historical events that have shaped the way colleges and universities operate today. Students will shape a personal philosophy of education by identifying the ideologies behind educational systems, curricula, and institutional goals, and by determining which aspects of those ideologies best represent their own values and ideas.


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First NameChristopher
Last NameNewman