AMERICAN STUDIES 0855
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Fall 2010

Key
Reading or Viewing Assignment: Green
Recitation: Blue
Fieldwork: Black

CLASS TOPIC
LECTURES & STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK ONE: Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Defining Our Terms

Monday
Introduction
Wednesday
The Diversity of American Higher Education (AHE)
Friday
Images of AHE (See Courses Images and Music, Folder No. 1)
WEEK TWO: Sept. 8-10

Structure and Function

Wednesday
The Structure of AHE
Friday
Fieldwork Assignment No. 1
B
uilding Inventory Reports
WEEK THREE: Sept. 13-17

Change Over Time

Monday

The Changing Role of AHE

Wednesday
Recitation
Secondary Source : Thelin, 8-38
Primary Source No. 1: TU Campus Plan
Friday
Specialized Institutions, I
WEEK FOUR: Sept. 20-24

Diversity in AHE

Monday
Web Assignment No. 1
Campus Web Sites & Alternative Sources
Wednesday
Specialized Institutions, II
Friday
Recitation
Secondary Source : Thelin, 38-63, 98-135, 205-208
WEEK FIVE: Sept. 27-Oct 1

Government and AHE

Monday
The Federal Government and AHE
Wednesday
Recitation
Secondary Source: Thelin, 67-83, 135-141, 260-296
Primary Source No. 2: The Truman Report
Friday
The States and AHE
WEEK SIX: Oct. 4-8

Campus Visits and First Exam

Monday
Fieldwork Assignment No. 2
Campus Visit Reports
Wednesday

Review: Post your exam questions to Discussion Board

Friday
FIRST EXAM

WEEK SEVEN: Oct. 11-15

Presidents and Professors

Monday
Presidents
Wednesday
Primary Source No. 3: The "Multiversity"
Friday
Professors
WEEK EIGHT: Oct 18-22

Curriculum

Monday
Undergraduate Studies: General Education
Wednesday
Recitation
Secondary Source: Thelin, 83-93, 142-154, 234-245
Friday
Primary Source No. 4 : "Educational Advances"
WEEK NINE: Oct. 25-29

Academic Freedom

Monday
The Concepts of Academic Freedom and Tenure
Wednesday
Recitation
Primary Sources No. 5 & 6 : AAUP 1940 Statement on Tenure & the "Academic Bill of Rights"
Friday
Web Assignment No. 2
Academic Freedom & Tenure
WEEK TEN: Nov 1-5

Student Cultures

Monday
Varieties of Student Culture
Wednesday
Recitation
Secondary Source: Thelin, 63-67, 93-97, 155-168, 211-226, 297-299
Primary Source No. & 7: President's Commssion on Campus Unrest
Friday
Review: Post your exam questions to Discussion Board

WEEK ELEVEN: Nov. 8-12

Second Exam & Commodification of AHE
Monday
SECOND EXAM
Wednesday
Gentlemen Athletes
Friday

Secondary Source : Thelin, 177-180, 208-211
Primary Source No. 8: "Evils"
Music of AHE , (See Course Images & Music, Folder No. 2

WEEK TWELVE: Nov. 15-19

AHE and the Economy

Monday
AHE as an Economic Engine
Wednesday
Fieldwork Assignment No. 3
Temple Person Interview Reports
Friday
College Sports as Mass Entertainment
WEEK THIRTEEN: Nov. 22-24

AHE & Social Responsibility

Monday
AHE and the Community
Wednesday

Recitation
Secondary Source: Thelin, 97-98, 168-177, 180-199, 226-234, 245-256
Primary Source No. 9: "Women's Place"

Thanksgiving Break
WEEK FOURTEEN: Nov. 29-Dec. 3

AHE & Social Responsibility

Monday
Access & Opportunity I
Wednesday
Web Assignment No. 3
Admissions & Affirmative Action
Friday
Access & Opportunity II
WEEK FIFTEEN: Dec. 6-8

Summing Up

Monday
Recitation
Secondary Source: Thelin, 299-362
Wednesday
Review: Post your final exam questions to Discussion Board