NYU Steinhardt

Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination: Representations of Colleges and Universities

  • Course Number: HPSE-GE 2130
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Popular beliefs about higher education arise as much from literary, & cultural, sources as from academic & 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 & readers, in discovering & re-discovering the meaning, history, & purposes of higher education. Through the lens of literature, but also of the other arts & media, students will understand the hopes, fears, & conflicts associated with higher education.
  • Old Course Number: E98.2130