HIST 2005

HIST 2005

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Educational historian Frederick Rudolph called Cornell University "the first American university," referring to its unique role as a coeducational, nonsectarian, land-grant institution with a broad curriculum and diverse student body. In this course, we will explore the history of Cornell, taking as our focus the pledge of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White to found a university where "any person can find instruction in any study." The course will cover a wide range of topics and perspectives relating to the faculty, student body, evolution of campus, and important events and eras in Cornell history. Stories and vignettes will provide background on the current university and its administrative structure, campus traditions, and the names that adorn buildings and memorials throughout campus. Finally, the course will offer a forum for students to address questions on present-day aspects of the university.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2001ENGL 2999

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  5881 HIST 2005   LEC 001

    • M Uris Hall G01
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Earle, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For questions about enrollment, please email Corey Earle, cre8@cornell.edu