Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A08. Wheaton: Past, Present, and Future

Everyone experiences college in his or her own way. But at the same time, the institution goes on for decades, building its history. How do we examine, and can we reconcile, the different “Wheatons” that have existed over the years? And how does Wheaton fit into a larger history of American colleges? This FYS will let us delve into the history of our own institution—why it was started, who attended over time, who taught, and how they experienced the college—all as a way of getting you started on your own personal version of Wheaton. We will build the seminar around a final project conducting oral history interviews with long-serving Wheaton faculty, learning skills and creating an archive to be used by future students of the college.

Linda EisenmannLinda Eisenmann
Professor of Education, Professor of History