The Bachelor's Degree

Harriman, Philip L.
June 1936
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1936, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p301
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the history of the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The seven volumes of "Histoire de l'Universite de Paris" documented the beginnings of the degree in Paris, France. The Bachelor of Arts degree took four years of study at fifteenth-century Oxford. The arts degrees were regarded as the certificate of the teacher or as evidence of fitness for the advanced studies. The sad thing is that, later on, the arts degree gradually lost its original character and became either a sign of fitness for advanced studies or a final degree for those wishing a general education. In fact in America, the history of degrees for women gives an even clearer illustration of the lack of any real philosophy of higher education.


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