Friday, April 27, 2012

Steinhardt course, "Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination" - taught by GSAS dean Catherine Stimpson

Anyone interested in enrolling in the below course should first talk to Robert Dimit ( Full syllabus available by contacting
New Course for Steinhardt School, Offered through the Higher and Post-secondary Education Program

INSTRUCTOR: Catharine R. Stimpson
University Professor and Dean Emerita, Graduate School of Arts and Science
Senior Fellow, The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy
COURSE TIME: Fridays, 12:00pm-1:40pm
COURSE TITLE:  “Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination: Representations of Colleges and Universities” 

Popular beliefs about higher education arise as much from literary, and cultural, sources as from academic and professional research. This innovative course interrogates the idea, “How do we know what we know about higher education?” By applying a humanistic method the course engages the imagination of writers and readers,  in discovering and re-discovering the meaning, history, and purposes of higher education. Through the lens of literature, but also of the other arts and media, students will understand the hopes, fears, and conflicts associated with higher education. 

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