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Yale College : an educational history, 1871-1921

Author: George Wilson Pierson
Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1952.
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Pierson, George Wilson, 1904-1993.
Yale College.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1952
(OCoLC)593259517
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Wilson Pierson
OCLC Number: 191068
Description: xv, 773 pages portraits 24 cm.
Contents: Part One: The days of Porter and Dwight --
1. Yale College in the nineties --
2. The Yale system --
3. College or university --
Yale's university beginnings --
The conservatism of Noah Porter --
4. The elective struggle --
The old course of instruction --
The optionals begin: 1876-83 --
The battle of 1884: Upper-class electives --
5. Timothy Dwight --
Part Two: The consulship of Hadley --
6. The first lay president --
7. The government of the faculty --
8. The age of the barons --
9. Tyrannosaurus superbus --
Part Three: Rebuilding the course of study --
10. A new and promising line --
11. Farewell to Greek --
12. Claimants to the curriculum --
The proposed three-year B.A. --
The anticipation of courses --
The professions invade the curriculum --
The combined programs --
13. Discontent, investigation, and reform --
14. Retrospect: a new system on old principles Part Four: The college, the university, and the public --
15. Teachers and teaching --
16. The curriculum again --
The reforms of 1908 and 1911 --
17. Honors at Yale --
Appointments and special honors --
Agitation for reform --
The faculty's solution --
18. The literary renaissance --
19. College --
Sheff --
University --
The proposal of a third college --
20. College and nation: the entrance problem --
The College Entrance Examination Board --
The problem of the certificate system --
Working your way through college --
21. The return to required studies --
Part Five: War and reorganization --
22. American higher education and war --
23. Yale and the guns --
Neutrality and preparedness --
Hadley and the artillery batteries --
Military instruction 1916-17 --
The college at war --
24.The great reorganization --
25. Reconstruction --
The problem of Latin --
The Ph.B. degree --
The problem of admissions --
26. The common freshman year --
27. The last years under Hadley --
Appendixes: --
I. Archives --
collections --
II. Unpublished source materials --
III. Printed source materials --
IV. Secondary works.
Responsibility: by George Wilson Pierson.

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