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Insistent Change: Columbia's Core Curriculum at 100

February 17, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027 Rare Book & Manuscript Library (6th Floor East)
In 1919 Columbia instituted a course of study known as Contemporary Civilization. It grew out of a War Issues course offered during World War I and was required of every student in order to provide a forum to analyze and discuss primary texts relevant to contemporary problems. Proceeding roughly by decade, this exhibition shows how the course transformed and developed over the years. By also focusing on the development of the Core Curriculum as a whole, the exhibition explains how CC's faculty, administrators and students have worked together to keep the course relevant through a succession of crises - both at Columbia and in the broader world.

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Jennifer Lee