We need to integrate technology like e-books into Core classes.
Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.
A year that saw widespread debate over academic integrity and a proposed honor code was capped off by a high-profile cheating scandal at Barnard and the distribution of revealing information before Friday’s Literature Humanities final.
GS Dean Peter Awn is looking to increase the number of Contemporary Civilization and Literature Humanities sections available to GS students.
We can use the classics to break from a banal education in the humanities, and as a source for inspiration.
A balance of looking to both the past and the present is needed for an improved Core.
Former provost Jacques Barzun, who died Thursday, was remembered as a modern-day Renaissance man who was instrumental in the development of the Core Curriculum.
Core classes should be improved by shortening the list of works to read and requiring more papers.
Columbia professors and students will work with scholars from Ursinus, a liberal arts college in a Philadelphia suburb with an enrollment of about 1,700 students.
General Studies students will be required to take two Global Core courses, bringing GS' academic requirements further into line with Columbia College's.
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