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

By Robert Craig Brown

© 2013

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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  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Illustrations: 24
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.2in x 9.3in
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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.

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

By Robert Craig Brown

© 2013

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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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Illustrations: 24
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.2in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘An excellent piece of scholarship, Brown has masterfully described and explained the evolution of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto from its tentative beginnings to its current comprehensive composition.’
    Christopher Hyland
    History of Intellectual Culture, vol 10:01:2012-13
  • Author Information

    Robert Craig Brown, FRSC, is a professor emeritus in the Department of History and a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    1. A Provincial University

    2. The Faculty of Arts

    3. New Beginnings

    4. The Great War

    5. Between Wars

    6. A University at War

    7. New Realities

    8. The Sixties

    9. Transformation

    10. Unfinished Business

    11. More Change

    12. Renewal

    Appendices

    A. Deans of Arts and Science

    B. Enrolment in Arts and Science, 1906-1971

    C. Enrolment in Arts and Science, 1965-1990

    D. Teaching Staff in Arts and Science, 1907-08 to 1989-90 for selected years

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