More About Core

The Core curriculum and its faculty will guide you in…

  • Discovering where you come from, where you are, and where you are going.
  • Exploring essential aspects of human life.
  • Connecting and exchanging ideas with great teachers and great texts drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions.
  • Engaging in cultures and traditions other than your own.
  • Making connections with classmates.
  • Developing the necessary skills to thrive in your studies.
  • Managing information as you connect to the scholarly world through our library and electronic information services.

What are the best things about Core?

  • The committed and skilled faculty
  • The chance to meet a diverse set of students, many of whom will become your close friends
  • Thought-provoking texts
  • Great films
  • Excellent discussions about real issues and the real world with real people
  • Learning how to read, write, and discuss issues at the college level

How can I succeed in Core?

  • Go to class every day and come with a question.
  • Be brave: try new things, open every book as if it is the one that will change your life.
  • Take yourself and your classmates seriously: most people only get one shot at a college education, so make the most of that shot.
  • Listen to others and enjoy what happens inside and outside of the classroom, because these things are related.
  • Be open to new perspectives from people of diverse backgrounds.