HC301H - How Universities Work (Spring/2024)

Professor: Ian McNeely

4.00 credits

  • CRN 34943: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:20am @ CHA 201

Universities are complex, fascinating, ancient institutions, yet those of us who study, work, and live in universities typically spend little time investigating how they operate. In this course, we will lift the hood on the inner workings of major American public universities, including the University of Oregon. Each student will choose a major public university and a major issue in contemporary higher education, and then research how that university is confronting that issue. By the end, you’ll produce a 12-15 page written project. Along the way, you’ll practice the tools of the research trade and learn to communicate your findings.