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Core Curriculum

cosmology1002cosmology1002 43 replies13 threads Junior Member
edited April 2008 in Columbia University
I was just wondering how the core curriculum of Columbia affects your academic experience there. It is the biggest turn off for me about Columbia and I just wanted some insight about it.
edited April 2008
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  • ManyHookManyHopeManyHookManyHope 121 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Use the search query on these forums and you'll find a lot of answers to your questions about cc's core.
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  • eating foodeating food 1821 replies106 threads Senior Member
    but the core IS columbia
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  • confidentialcollconfidentialcoll 2480 replies11 threads Senior Member
    I didn't know about the core, until I walked onto campus for orientation, I told myself it was the same as other requirements that all kids do as part of a liberal arts education. I learned about it and hated the idea, thought it was a waste of time, now after doing it, it's awesome, gives you a broad education, most people in your class will enjoy the material but almost noone will be a specialist in the material, so the playing field is level.
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  • GS_BandingGS_Banding 99 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I'm obviously not in CC, but I'm doing the traditional Core (except for Frontiers).

    eating food got it right. The Core is Columbia. If you hate the idea and have next to no curiousity about the courses, then consider another school. Honestly, I don't know how anyone can not be even a bit curious about taking the core courses.

    COCI is by far one of the most rewarding classes I've ever taken.
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  • adman921adman921 68 replies25 threads Junior Member
    im not in columbia either but my brother told me all about the core. He said that at the time, he also thought it was a waste of time. But in retrospect, some of the requirements made him focus on the areas he wanted to study which translated into his choice of major. Also, he said it's a very unifying experience because the entire freshman and sophomore student body is reading the same books and can discuss the same issues. It definitely broadens the discussions around the school and prompts the greatest blend of diverse ideas.
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