Course Description


4 Units, Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. Introduces critical issues confronting contemporary U.S. higher education. Focuses on three major themes: debates over the purpose of higher education; the context and main challenges institutions and students currently face; and how the current environment is likely to shape the future of higher education.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, School of Education

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Major Requirement: Elective for Education Science Major

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
Major Preparation: lower division elective for Education Major
Major Requirement: lower division elective for Education Major

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle: one course towards Social Science; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Culture, Society and Social Justice"

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Creator

Raquel Rall
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