PHIL 243
The Philosophy of Higher Education: College Controversies Fall 2019
Division II

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What are the purposes of higher education? What are the purposes of liberal arts colleges in America? What should be the goals of Williams College? We will begin examining these questions by studying the history of controversies in American higher education, concentrating especially on debates about the curriculum. We will then turn to contemporary controversies such as campus free speech. This course is part of the John Hyde Teaching Fellowship.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1516
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short papers (20 pages total), longer final paper (12-15 pages)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, juniors, and sophomores in that order
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