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Double Discovery Introduces Local High School Students to the "Core" of College Academics

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

For the second consecutive summer, a group of talented New York City teenagers from low and moderate income families have come to Columbia University for an introduction to rigorous, college-level coursework in the humanities thanks to a unique collaboration between the University's Center for American Studies and its Double Discovery Center (DDC) for local high school students.

The summer coursework is based on Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, the oldest course in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, and emphasizes the twin themes of freedom and citizenship. Instructors include philosopher and dean of Columbia College Michele Moody-Adams; history professors Andrew Delbanco, who also directs the Center for American Studies, Casey Blake, faculty chair for the Center for American Studies, Roosevelt Montás, director of Columbia’s Center for the Core Curriculum, as well as history professor Eric Foner.

For more information on the program, click here.

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