Book ID: CBB001213185

Arts and Science at Toronto: A History, 1827--1990 (2013)


Brown, Robert Craig (Author)

University of Toronto Press

Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: x + 339 pp.; ill.
Language: English

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science is older than the university itself. Chartered in 1827 as King's College, it officially opened in 1843 with four professors and twenty-seven students. In this lively and engaging book, Robert Craig Brown vividly recounts the 150-year history of the faculty's staff, students, and achievements. Brown takes readers on a sweeping journey though the development and growth of the faculty through wartime and peace, depression and prosperity. He covers teaching and research in the vast array of subjects offered, administrative and financial concerns, and the Faculty's significant contributions to higher education in Canada. Throughout, Brown traces how the faculty evolved past its early defining traits of elitism and exclusivity to its current form -- a remarkably diverse body with students of all ages, backgrounds, and academic interests.

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Schwinges, Rainer Christoph
Jost, Kathrin
Staub, Nicole
Marcus, Alan I.
Helmes-Hayes, Richard C.
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Railroad History
Journal of Jesuit Studies
History of Science
University of Toronto Press
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
Canadian Scholars' Press
Franz Steiner Verlag
Universities and colleges
Science education and teaching
Societies; institutions; academies
Cross-national interaction
Humboldt, Wilhelm von
Wright, Robert Ramsay
Ainley, Marianne (Marika) Gosztonyi
Kirschmann, August
Toronto (Ontario)
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