By now I am sure you have heard of a little thing called “The Core curriculum” and probably enough trite commentary on it to match the incessant ramblings of Homer. Some popular platitudes about the Core include that it sets the U of C curriculum in complete opposition with that of Brown (which hardly requires anything), that it is actually worthwhile, and that it gets in the way of your education. However, if you chose the U of C out of your own free will, or even if you didn’t, you have probably already mustered up the gumption to take this sometimes tortuous, often rewarding path through survey-sized academia.


Via Samuel Henderson