Colleges' Core Classes

<p>I hear that each college has its own core classes required for students to take. What are each individual college's classes and what are they like? Thank you!</p>

<p>Cowell: The Pursuit of Truth in the Company of Friends
Stevenson: Self & Society
Crown: Science, Technology & Society
Merrill: Cultural Identities & Global Consciousness
Porter: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Life is Short, Art Endures
Kresge: Power & Representation
Oakes: Communicating Diversity for a Just Society
Eight: Environment & Society
Nine: International & Global Perspectives
Ten: Social Justice & Community</p>

<p>Hint of advice: I wouldn't really pick a college solely based on its core course. You only have to deal with the core course for one quarter and then you don't hear about it again.</p>

<p>I took the C10 social justice course and it basically goes over affirmative action, racism, sexism, poverty, and about Wal-Mart. I really liked my course, but I think they spent too much time attacking Wal-Mart policy rather than covering other subjects. I had friends who took the Crown course and they really liked how science-y it was.</p>

<p>I agree with MidnightGolfer's advice I wouldn't pick a college solely based on its core course</p>

<p>I took the Merrill core course on Cultural Identities & Global Consciousness and basically we read memoirs written by people in different countries. Then we discuss them and the various situations that was going on in those various countries at the time of the memoir and current events as well. We also wrote papers based on the books. I thought the memoirs were really interesting to read except for one of them which I thought was just horrible.</p>

<p>Crownie here. Core course was really fun. And every teacher does it a bit differently too. I had some friends who got to watch movies in their section, and my class read a book that was specific to our teacher. Even though the topic is science, the concepts involves are covered in a way that anyone can understand them. We mostly talked about the ethics of genetic engineering.</p>