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The Core Curriculum

"Contemporary Civilization"

Event Date: 
1919

The "peace issues" course, conceived in contrast to the "war issues" course of 1917 is created.  "Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West," makes it debut and replaces Philsophy and History freshmen requirements.  It is a small, year-long class, with the same instructor. It meets five times a week for an hour a day.  The format prioritizes student discussion over lectures. The History and Philosophy Departments replace  their freshman requirements with CC, as it came to be known. Instructors are pulled from History, Philosophy, Government, Economics, and Sociology.  A weekly meeting for all CC instructors is held. Each CC class elects a student representative to attend regular meetings with the instructor and the dean and convey student impressions of the course.