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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. 

Courses will be offered in the following modalities: in person, hybrid, and online. 

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

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 be offered summer semester 2021 during session A.

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

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

Core courses will be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year in the following modalities:

In Person: Class will meet in a physical classroom that will have the capacity to accommodate all enrolled students with social distancing in effect. The instructor and all students must wear masks and maintain a distance of six feet from one another during class sessions. The final weeks of the semester will be online, since students will leave campus in late November. In the case of student or instructor illness, it may be necessary to switch to online or hybrid instruction earlier in the semester.

Hybrid: Hybrid courses include both teaching in person and teaching online as part of the course design. Students who are living on campus may participate in some sessions in person and others online. Those who are not living on campus will only participate online. Students in the classroom may also be engaged in the online elements of the class. The instructor and students in the classroom must wear masks and maintain a distance of six feet from one another during class sessions. The final weeks of the semester will be entirely online, since students will leave campus in late November. In the case of student or instructor illness, it may be necessary to switch to online instruction earlier in the semester. 

Online: Class will not meet in a physical classroom setting. All class sessions will be conducted online with students connecting remotely via Zoom.

Please see this list of fall 2020 Core classes and their modalities for more details about your section (you must be logged in to LionMail to view). Frontiers of Science fall sections are still TBD. Other changes may be made over the summer, so please check back frequently for updates. More information can also be found on the Directory of Classes

Course modalities for spring and summer semester courses will be announced in the fall. 

You can find more information about Core registration and policies here