What schools with no core curriculum?

<p>Hey, so im a junior right now and i was making a college list, i know colleges like Brown don't really have a core curriculum. I seriously do not want a school where im required to take a class in like English. So can someone give me a list of colleges that dont have a core curriclum? Thanks!</p>

<p>There are 3 general types of curriculums in college.</p>

<p>Brown, Vassar and Amherst all have open curriculums. </p>

<p>There are relatively few schools with actual core curriculums, examples are Columbia, UChicago and St. John's.</p>

<p>The majority of schools have some sort of broad distributional requirements, you must take a specified number of courses or units each area, for instance, Humanities (includes English, but also languages, philosophy, history, etc.) , sciences, social sciences, and quantitative methods.</p>

<p>Amherst also.</p>

<p>But what about English courses do you not like? Most schools have a writing requirement, and other courses* require writing. If it is literary analysis that you do not like, you may want to look for schools whose required writing courses include writing about varied subjects, rather than just analyzing fictional literature as is typical in high school English courses.</p>

<li>Or other activities like research papers, documentation, etc. that you will do during and after college.</li>

<p>Im considering majoring in engineering/business. But i do not want to do literary analysis. I dont mind a writing class, but i do not want to do literary analysis. Please, can someone list some more colleges?</p>

<p>If you want to do engineering and business look at major Us.</p>

<p>Just look for any schools which are good for your possible majors. Then look to see what type of courses they have to fulfill any English writing requirements that they may have.</p>

<p>For example, MIT has a communication</a> requirement that requires two communication intensive humanities, arts, or social studies courses, and two communication intensive courses in your major. The courses</a> that fulfill the humanities, arts, and social studies part of this requirement include those on many subjects, not just literary analysis.</p>

<p>Brown, Vassar, Amherst (and Grinnell!) all have open curriculums, but none of them have business majors. And Vassar, Amherst and Grinnell don't have engineering (although they probably all have 3/2 programs.)</p>

<p>Hamilton in NY.</p>

<p>Check out the web site What Will They Learn. That site grades about 1000 colleges on the basis of the rigor of their core curriculum. The site favors a strong core curriculum, so that a grade of "A" goes to a school with the most rigorous core curriculum. Brown gets an "F" grade.
You can search by State or Region. The grade is based whether a school requires students take courses in the 7 subject areas of Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, US History, Economics, Math and Science.<br>
Although the opposite of what the site intended, you could search for colleges that receive grades of "D" and "F" which means the curriculum is more open. Also, for each college, the site lists which of the 7 subject areas are require. If you are looking to avoid only Literature and Foreign Language requirements, some schools with a grade of "B" may suit your needs. </p>

<p>Hope this helps. </p>

<p>whatwilltheylearn.com site says:

<p>What Will They Learn?TM provides unique information on whether colleges make sure their students learn the things they need to know. You can find what they expect their graduates to study outside their majors, how much they are charging, how many of their students graduate, and what the colleges say about the education they offer. You can find out which ones follow the best practice of using a standardized assessment to measure student learning gains in core collegiate skills.</p>

<p>Great site, Dadwithmodem - whether you use it as intended or opposite. Thanks.</p>