Study Guide for First Hour Exam
February 25, 2014
Should be able to identify (e.g, name, occupation, locale, era, institutional affiliation, writings (if any), relevance to our course) the following individuals:
King Henry VIII
Should be able to identify the following institutions with the same specificity (locale, founding era, distinctive features and significance for our purposes)
University of Bologna
University of Paris
College of William and Mary
College of New Jersey
College of Philadelphia
College of Rhode Island
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Smithsonian Institution
New Englands First Fruits”
“Advertisements for the Beginning of a College in New York City”
“Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica on behalf of the College of New Jersey”
Yale Report of 1828
Internal Governance/External Governance
Student power/student sovereignty
“natural aristocracy of talent and virtue”
Big Stuff/Essay Stuff
The carryover from medieval universities to colonial colleges
The Protestant/dissenting character of early American colleges
The mission(s) of early American colleges
The financing of EACs
the logic of the curriculum of EACs
The social utility of EACs
The impact of the Great Awakening on American higher education
American colleges and the American Revolution
The limits of denominationalism for colonial colleges? For post-revolutionary colleges?
The early Republican colleges and the states
What makes a college in the early 19th century “private,” what “public”?
The role of the federal government in ante-bellum higher education
Who was really in charge of Jacksonian colleges?
Did the colleges of the Jacksonian period “retrogress”?
What kept Columbia College from breaking out of the óld-time-college” pack in the 1840s and 1850s?
The driving forces behind the college reform