What is the difference between Chicago's Core and the more common Gen. Ed.'s? It seems like both of them define general themes of classes, and everyone is required to take a certain number of classes in each theme. When I was at Chicago for their admitted student weekend, I asked a few of the students there what the difference was, and they didn't really seem to know, even though they were quite eager to cite the Core as an advantage that Chicago has over Princeton, which has Gen. Ed.'s.