Introduction to International Higher Education
This course provides students with a broad overview of the higher education trends, policy, and practices from an international perspective. Students examine social policy as it relates to educational systems, pedagogical approaches to educational practice, and governance of educational systems with particular attention to U.S. higher education vis-à-vis an international context. To provide students with foundational knowledge about U.S. higher education, formative influences that led to the diversification of American higher education is presented along with consideration of higher education’s role in shaping culture and reflecting societal values. Major international policy influences such as the Bologna Process are discussed.