Core Quiz Answers

1. In September 1919, “Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West” was created as the first course in what became the Core Curriculum.

2. September 1937.

3. September 1947.

4. Homer’s Iliad, Aeschlyus’ Oresteia and Dante’s Inferno.

5. Sophocles’ Oedipus the King.

6. A second year of CC, called “Introduction to Contemporary Problems in the United States,” was introduced in 1928; it became elective in 1961 and was dropped in 1968.

7. Jane Austen, whose Pride and Prejudice was added in 1985 and remains.

8. James V. Mirollo GSAS’61 and J.W. Smit.

9. An Extended Core requirement was created in 1990; this evolved into Major Cultures and finally into what is now the Global Core.

10. Plato and Shakespeare.