For Park, who resides in GMT+9, the distribution of mandatory Columbia College underclassman seminars—Literature Humanities, Frontiers of Science, University Writing, and Contemporary Civilization—over the day saw little change from the pre-COVID-19 spring 2020 semester to post-COVID-19 semesters.
While classes that end around 12 p.m. EST and 12 a.m. GMT+9 accommodates both American and many international students, the college has provided few classes in that time period.
Compared to the pre-COVID spring semester, Columbia College added only five Core seminar sections that ended between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. GMT+9 time to the spring 2021 semester.
The distribution of major requirement courses is even more unaccommodating to the majority of international students than that of mandatory Core seminars, with more classes ending between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. GMT+9 than in any other time frame
The distribution of all courses mirrors the distribution of major requirement classes.