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The Core Curriculum

CC-A Sets Itself Apart

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1935 marks the first time that CC-A includes excerpts from contemporary modern fiction. Until this point, only readings from the course textbook were used.  Though the fiction in CC concept did not last, that of moving away from textbooks did.  In 1941, primary source readings become mandatory in CC-A. This made the freshman course (A) very different from the sophomore course (B); it also made it much more similar to the newly developed Humanities A course which only dealt with primary texts.