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The Core Curriculum

A Major

Event Date: 
1954

The maturity credits system ensured that all graduating students had done advanced work, but took no account of which field(s) student work was concentrated in. Changing to a "Majors" system allows specific departments to confer the degree together with the College. This change coincided with increased specialization in the social sciences. The introduction to the major system had a negative impact on CC-B: students preferred taking introductory courses in the departments in order to pick a major rather than CC-B.