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The Core Curriculum

Important Updates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The 2020-21 academic year will have three semesters: fall, spring, and summer. The summer semester will be divided into two shorter blocks of seven weeks: summer A and summer B. 

Please see below for information about which courses are being offered in each semester. 

HUMACC1001/HUMAGS1001 Literature Humanities I will be offered only in the fall 2020 semester.

HUMACC1002/HUMAGS1001 Literature Humanities II will be offered only in the spring 2021 semester. 

COCICC1101/COCIGS1101 Contemporary Civilization I will be offered only in the fall 2020 semester.

COCICC1102/COCIGS1102  Contemporary Civilization II will be offered only in the spring 2021 semester. 

SCNCC1000 Frontiers of Science will primarily be offered in the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters; a small number of sections will also be offered in the summer A session 2021.

HUMAUN1121 Art Humanities will be offered in the fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer A and B 2021 semesters. 

HUMAUN1123 Music Humanities will be offered in the fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer A and B 2021 semesters.

HUMNAUN2000 Core as Praxis will be offered in the fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters. In the summer, two sections will be offered:

  • Section 001 is for General Studies students whose internship or experiential learning opportunity is for the entire summer (i.e., summer session X);
  • Section 002 is for Columbia College students whose internship or experiential learning opportunity is for the entire summer (i.e., summer session X);

Students who wish to take HUMAUN2000 should place themselves on the waitlist for the appropriate section in SSOL and fill out the required application form that will receive by email. Once this form has been submitted, students will be enrolled in their preferred section. 

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