Education 360. American Higher Education
American higher education, while still admired around the world, has become the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years. This course introduces students to historical and contemporary debates over the principles and effectiveness of colleges and universities in the United States. In particular, the course focuses on student experiences in terms of access, persistence, and purpose. Major topics include admissions, financial aid, institutional stratification, classroom learning, and extracurricular life. The course will draw upon current scholarship as well as the expertise of Wheaton College administrators. In the process, students will be exposed to the work being done on campus and become familiar with a variety of career paths in the field of higher education.