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seminars > fall 2013 schedule > seminar: History of NC State

 

Honors Seminars Fall 2013

History of NC State

Course:
HON 398 Sec:002  
Credit:
1 hours  
GER Cat:
Not a GEP course  
Time:
13:30-14:45  
Days:
W  
Location:
HVC Conference Room  
Instructor:
Mr. Brian A. Peters
Honors Village Community Director/Lecturer
 
Restrictions: N/A  
Description:

In 1889, students enrolled at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts for the first time. Enrolled in engineering and agriculture, the young men were one of many who pioneered Land Grant education. Why were land grant institutions formed? How does NC State fit within the larger constructs of higher education? Why did NC State change its name four times? How did the students' lives change on campus? Students will learn the history of NC State University and the institution's connection to larger trends. Through a mixture of literature and primary documents, students will discuss the major implications of higher education in the United States. Students will conduct a research project using primary source documents to enhance their course readings.