2015年2月12日 星期四

Ithaca, NY as the #1 College Town in America! 康乃爾大學校史:課程: The First American University



The American Institute for Economic Research has ranked Ithaca, NY as the #1 College Town in America! We couldn't be more proud of our amazing location.

Cornell Right Now: Full house for the first evening of class for AMST 2001: The First American University in Uris Hall. The course, taught by Corey Ryan Earle ’07, looks at Cornell’s founding, history and its uniqueness among U.S. universities and is filled to capacity (425+) with more than 100 students on the waitlist.
Photo by Joe Wilensky



這兒有課程和課程名稱The First American University 的說明。

[PDF]The First American University Corey Ryan Earle - MetaEzra

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Course Description: 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. Requirements: The course grade will consist of attendance and participation (2/3) and written work (1/3). Attendance at course meetings is required of all students. For students who choose to take the course for credit, attendance is required at every course meeting. Students may have one unexcused absence during the semester. Each subsequent unexcused absence will result in a lowered attendance and participation grade (A to A-, A- to B+, etc.). All absences should be communicated to the instructors within twenty-four hours of the course meeting or as soon as possible. Readings will include short selections from important texts on the history of Cornell. Each week will include both required and supplemental readings. Students should come to class having read that week‟s required assignment. Supplemental readings are optional and designed to allow students to explore particular topics further. Whenever possible, readings will be made available online through the Blackboard site, which students should enroll in by the second meeting of the course. For those readings not on the Blackboard site, copies are available through the Cornell University Library. Important texts will also be placed on four-hour reserve in Uris Library. Most of the texts are also available at the Flora Rose House Library, West Campus. Written work in this course will consist of a required reading response during the first half of the semester and a final paper. The reading response (1 page) should address one week‟s topic based on the required and supplemental readings. There will also be a short essay or research paper (4- 5 pages, 2 paper copies) due at the last class meeting. Students taking the course for credit MUST submit the final paper to receive credit for the course. Further details on the assignment will be available later in the semester.2 S/U Option: For students who choose to take the course on an S/U basis, a total of six (6) unexcused absences will result in the automatic grade of “U” for the course. The reading response is required to receive credit for the course; however, students taking the course on an S/U basis are not required to submit the final paper, so long as they attend class regularly. Texts (optional) Although not required, students may also wish to purchase certain important texts in the history of Cornell University. The instructors recommend the following (both available at the Cornell Store): Bishop, Morris. A History of Cornell (1962). Kammen, Carol. Cornell: Glorious to View (2003). Students with Disabilities Statement: In compliance with the Cornell University policy and equal access laws, the instructors are available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Request for academic accommodations are to be made during the first three weeks of the semester, except in unusual circumstances, so that arrangements can be made. Students are encouraged to register with Student Disability Services to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Academic Integrity Statement: Absolute integrity is expected of every Cornell student in all academic undertakings. A full statement of your responsibility as a student is available at http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Academic/AIC.html. Note: Because this is the first semester this course is being offered, the syllabus and readings may change during the semester. Changes will be noted during lecture and the most up-to-date version of the syllabus will be available on Blackboard. Date Topic Reading Assignment Week 1: 1/27 Introduction Required: Morris Bishop ‟13, PhD ‟26, “And Perhaps Cornell,” from Our Cornell (1939) Week 2: 2/2 The Morrill Land Grant College Act & The Founders and the Founding Required: Carl Becker, “Life and Learning in the United States,” from Cornell University: Founders and the Founding (1943) Supplementary: Ezra Cornell‟s Ciphering Book; The Morrill Land Grant Act (1862); Veto Message from President James Buchanan (1859);3 “I Would Found an Institution” [RMC Exhibit online]; The Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White (1904) Week 3: 2/9 A Struggling University & The Early Faculty Required: Morris Bishop, A History of Cornell, Chapters 6 (pp. 91-98); Carl Becker, “Freedom and Responsibility” (1940) Supplementary: Carol Kammen, First Person Cornell (pp. 1-28); Morris Bishop, A History of Cornell, Chapters 7-8 (pp. 99-142); The Great Will Case [RMC Exhibit online] Week 4: 2/16 An Academic Pioneer: The Endowed & Contract Colleges Required: Malcolm Carron, The Contract Colleges of Cornell University (1958), pp. 27-47 Supplementary: Flora Rose, A Growing College (1968), pp. 10-38 Week 5: 2/23 Any Person: Gender and Ethnic Diversity at Cornell Required: Charlotte Williams Conable „51, Women at Cornell (1977), pp. 62-85. Supplementary: Morris Bishop, A History of Cornell, Chapter 9 (pp. 143-152); Carol Kammen, Part & Apart (2009); Early Black Women at Cornell [RMC Exhibit online] Week 6: 3/2 The Early Campus and its Development Required: Kermit Carlyle Parsons MRP ‟53, Cornell Campus and its Development, “Here the Great Library Will Stand,” Chapter 9 (pp. 152-175) Supplementary: Rebecca H. Cofer, The Straight Story (1990), pp 3-31 Week 7: 3/9 Wartime Cornell Required: Raymond F. Howes „24, A Cornell Notebook, “How Cornell Prepared for the Veterans,” Chapter 10 (pp.125-135) Supplementary: Morris Bishop, A History of Cornell, Chapter 27, 35, & 36 (425-442, 522-553)4 Week 8: 3/16 The Ivy League and the Big Red [Course Meeting at Athletics Hall of Fame; Reading responses due] Required: Robert Kane „34, Good Sports: A History of Cornell Athletics (1992), pp. 2-7, 24-26, 40- 42, 296-307 Supplementary: John H. Foote „74, Touchdown: The Story of the Cornell Bear (2008) SPRING BREAK Week 9: 3/30 Unrest and Activism: The 1950s and 1960s Required: Cushing Strout & David I. Grossvogel, eds, Divided We Stand (1970), p. 3-6, 15-33 Supplementary: Donald Downs ‟71, Cornell ’69 (1999), pp. 1-32; Daniel Margulis ‟72, ed., A Century at Cornell (1980), pp. 209-225. Week 10: 4/6 The Later Campus and its Development [Reading responses returned; Essay topic & supplementary reading distributed in class] Required: Carol Kammen, Cornell: Glorious to View, Chapter 11 (pp. 211-225) Supplementary: Lewis Roscoe, Planning the Campus (2000), pp. 1-8; Cornell Master Plan for the Ithaca Campus, Executive Summary (2008) Week 11: 4/13 Student Life Then & Now Required: Oscar D. Von Engeln ‟08, PhD ‟11, Concerning Cornell, “Student Life,” Chapter 4 (pp. 226-255) Supplementary: Thomas Balcerski „05, Acacia Fraternity at Cornell (2007); Alpha Phi Alpha Centennial Celebration [RMC Exhibit online] Week 12: 4/20 The Administration and “Big Red Tape” Required: Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Tuition Rising (2000), pp. 104-109, 209-217, 249-255 Supplementary: Frederick G. Marcham PhD ‟26, Cornell Notes: World War II to 1968 (2006), p. 1-7 Week 13: 4/27 The First American University [Essay due in class; 1-2 minute presentation by students] Required: No required reading; work on final essays and research papers5 Week 14: 5/4 Cornell in Fiction & Pop Culture Required: Amanda Ann Klein ‟99, “Why Does Pop Culture Like to Hate on Cornell?”(2010); Brad Herzog „90, “Stranger Than Fiction” from Cornell Alumni Magazine (March/April 2008) Supplementary: Richard Fariña „59, Been Down So Long (1966); Robert Hennemuth ‟77, The Big Kids (2004); Matt Ruff „87, Fool on the Hill (1988) 

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