HC301H - How Universities Work

Professor: Ian McNeely

4.00 credits

CRN 12270: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:20am @ ED 176

Universities are complex, fascinating, ancient institutions, yet those of us who study, work, and live in universities typically spend little time investigating how they function. In this course, we will lift the hood on the inner workings of major American universities, including UO. Each student will pick an important issue or controversy facing higher education today and conduct extensive research on it. Together, we will practice the tools of the trade: locating and interpreting source materials, engaging with other scholars, composing written analyses, presenting our findings orally, and collegially critiquing the work of others. The end product will be a 15-20 page policy paper or other written project.