From 1920 to 1945, there was significant expansion and reform to higher education. Included in that expansion was the 40% of undergraduate enrollees being women. This is significant considering that just 60 years prior to 1940 women were not permitted to earn a bachelor’s degree. Also of significance were the women’s colleges of the privileged elite such as Wellesley, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Barnard.
Instructions Reflect upon the opportunities for women to attend college, and examine colleges for women during this time period. Compare them to your educational experiences today. Consider the following:
- Describe ways in which female college students from the era of 1920 to 1945 influence the current generation of female college students.
- Analyze the factors, conditions, and values influencing present-day women to enroll in women’s colleges.
- Analyze the factors, conditions, and values influencing present-day women to enroll in co-educational colleges.
- Looking through the lens of a potential employer, evaluate the potential advantages and disadvantages of hiring a female graduate from a women’s college.
Compose a formal paper between three and four pages in length (not including the title and reference pages). Graduate level writing requires adherence to APA format, must be free of mechanical and grammatical errors, and include at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text. References should support your thinking and be cited in-text as well as in the required reference page.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Course Text is below:
Thelin, J.R.(2011). A History of American Higher Education. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: The
John Hopkins University Press.