A sharp and comprehensive critique of the educational failures of the American research university. Analyzes the major values, operations, and constituencies of large research institutions and shows how they combine to produce mediocre instruction for millions of undergraduate students. Reveals how highly specialized knowledge and narrowly defined departments shape university curricula and defeat the historic liberal arts tradition.
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About the Author
Paul Von Blum is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of California at San Diego.