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Complete the Study Questions for the first two chapters of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (“What Is College For” and “Origins”). The submission will be via file upload. Students who use Google Docs should save their work as a Word file or PDF before submitting. For each response, incorporate a quotation from the text. See the section of chapter “MLA” (A Writer’s Reference) for guidance on how to cite sources and avoid plagiarism. Note that we place the chapter title in quotation marks, and we italicize the book title.This is a formal assignment.

Responses are to be in complete sentences and free of error. The first page must include the heading (single spacing) and assignment title (centerews)

Study Questions!!!


“What Is College For?” (Chapter One of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be)

  1. What are our “best” colleges doing regarding inequality in society?
  2. What knowledge should a person have upon completing a degree from a reputable college?
  3. When is an American college true to itself?

“Origins” (Chapter Two of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be)

  1. When were the earliest English colleges founded? What was their purpose?
  2. What is the origin of the word “college”?
  3. Explain the connection between Harvard University (in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Cambridge University (in Cambridge, England).
  4. In addition to religion, what subjects did students study in 17th century colleges?
  5. According to historian Samuel Morison, what was the only way young men could acquire character?
  6. According to Nobel laureate Arthur Lewis, what is character?
  7. Identify early examples of racism, classism, and sexism in this nation’s higher education.

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