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Core Curriculum records, 1937-2007, bulk 1937-1995

Series I: Contemporary Civilization, 1937-2007

This series includes syllabi, assignments, exams, paper topics, teaching aids and bibliographies, and reports and revisions.

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Subseries I.1: Syllabi, 1937-2007

This subseries contains Contemporary Civilization syllabi for nearly all years from 1937 to 1999, as well as from spring 2007. It also contains some proposed syllabi from the 1960s and 1970s, and pilot syllabi sections from 1993-1994. From 1937 to 1950, C.C. syllabi folders also contain rosters, exams, and staff files and memos, separated with tabs. N.b.: until the 1960s, C.C. was a four-semester sequence.



Box 1 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1937-1938


Box 1 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1938-1939


Box 1 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1939-1940 Fall, 1939-1940


Box 1 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1939-1940 Spring, 1939-1940


Box 1 Folder 5-6 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1940-1941


Box 1 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1941-1942


Box 1 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1942-1943



Box 2 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, Memos, 1943-1944


Box 2 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1944-1945


Box 2 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1945-1946


Box 2 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1946-1947


Box 2 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1947-1948


Box 2 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1948-1949


Box 2 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Rosters, Exams, Staff, 1949-1950



Box 3 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Winter 1950 -- Spring 1952, 1950, 1952


Box 3 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Winter 1952 -- Spring 1956, 1952, 1956


Box 3 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1956 -- Spring 1960, 1956, 1960


Box 3 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1960 -- Spring 1961, 1960, 1961


Box 3 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Winter 1962 -- Spring 1967, 1962, 1967


Box 3 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Proposed Syllabi, Memos, 1967-1970


Box 3 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1967-1970



Box 4 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1970-1971


Box 4 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1971-1972


Box 4 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Proposed Syllabi and Memos/Notes, 1970-1971


Box 4 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Proposed Syllabi, Reading List and Memos, 1971-1972


Box 4 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1972-1973


Box 4 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Proposed Syllabi and Assignments, 1972-73


Box 4 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1973-74


Box 4 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1974-75


Box 4 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1975



Box 5 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1976


Box 5 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1976


Box 5 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1977


Box 5 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, 1977-78


Box 5 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1978


Box 5 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1979


Box 5 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1979


Box 5 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1980


Box 5 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1980



Box 6 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1981


Box 6 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1981


Box 6 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1982


Box 6 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1982


Box 6 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1983


Box 6 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1983


Box 6 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1984


Box 6 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1984


Box 6 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1985


Box 6 Folder 10 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1985



Box 7 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring 1986 (no general syl.), 1986


Box 7 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1986


Box 7 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1987


Box 7 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall, 1987


Box 7 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Spring, 1988


Box 7 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1988 -- Spring 1989, 1988, 1989


Box 7 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1989 -- Spring 1990, 1989, 1990


Box 7 Folder 8-9 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1990 -- Spring 1991, 1990, 1991


Box 7 Folder 10 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1991 -- Spring 1992, 1991, 1992

(Missing: Fall 1992 -- Spring 1994)


Box 7 Folder 11 Contemporary Civilization Pilot Section Syllabi, Fall 1993 -- Spring 1994, 1993, 1994


Box 7 Folder 12 Contemporary Civilization Pilot Section Proposed Syllabi, Fall 1993 -- Spring 1994, 1993, 1994


Box 7 Folder 13 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1994 -- Spring 1997, 1994, 1997

(Missing: Spring 1995)


Box 7 Folder 14 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1997 -- Spring 1998, 1997, 1998


Box 7 Folder 15 Contemporary Civilization Syllabi, Fall 1998 Spring 1999 Spring 2007, 1998, 1999, 2007


Subseries I.2: Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, 1967-1997

This subseries contains C.C. exams and assignments. Materials are arranged by exam type (mid-term, final, conflict final, etc.) and alphabetically by the surname of the professor. Instructors wrote their own exams, though the subseries also contains memos to staff on guidelines and suggested questions for some exams. N.b.: for reasons having to do with provenance, C.C. exams for 1937-1950 are included with syllabi and other materials in Subseries I.1.



Box 8 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, Fall 1967-Spring, 1970

(Missing: Spring 1968, Fall 1969)


Box 8 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, Fall 1970-Spring, 1975

(Missing: Fall 1974)


Box 8 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, Fall 1975-Spring, 1979

(Missing Spring Fall 1978)


Box 8 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, Fall 1979-Spring, 1980


Box 8 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Assignments, Exams, Paper Topics, Fall 1980-Spring, 1982


Box 8 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1982-Spring, 1983


Box 8 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1983-Spring, 1984


Box 8 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1984-Spring, 1985



Box 9 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1985-Spring, 1986


Box 9 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1986-Spring, 1987


Box 9 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1987-Spring, 1988


Box 9 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1988-Spring, 1989


Box 9 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Fall 1989-Spring, 1991


Box 9 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Exam Study Guides, Fall 1991 -- Spring 1992, 1991, 1992


Box 9 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Exams, Spring 1993 Spring 1994 Spring 1996 Fall 1996 Spring 1997, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1996, 1997

[RESTRICTED UNTIL2022]


Box 9 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Paper Topics, undated


Subseries I.3: Teaching Aids and Bibliographies, undated

This subseries contains teaching aids, bibliographies, and published papers. First in the arrangement are the general teaching aids addressing the entire course (Box 9 Folder 9). The next group's arrangement follows the course outline, beginning with bibliographies and teaching aids of the Greek period and continuing to the twentieth century (Box 9 Folder 10 to Box 10 Folders 5). The last record group is associated with women, politics of sexuality and family, and racism (Box 10 Folders 6-20). The women's issues documents begin with the research material and reports of the "Committee on the Women's Question" for Contemporary Civilization and is followed by materials arranged according to the course syllabi. The last folder in the subseries contains a 1990 document by Nancy Leys Stepan on integrating lessons and readings on race and racism into C.C.


Box 9 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 10 Contemporary Civilization Aristotle Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 11 Contemporary Civilization Plato Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 12 Contemporary Civilization Classic and Medieval Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 13 Contemporary Civilization Bible and St August ine Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 14 Contemporary Civilization Marsilius Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 15 Contemporary Civilization Political Thought in Christendom Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 16 Contemporary Civilization The Paris Condemnations of 1270 Teaching Aids and Bibliographies, 1270


Box 9 Folder 17 Contemporary Civilization Christine di Pizan Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 18 Contemporary Civilization Luther and Calvin Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 19 Contemporary Civilization Machiavelli Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 20 Contemporary Civilization Feudal Society Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 21 Contemporary Civilization Spinoza and Descartes Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 22 Contemporary Civilization The Middle Ages to the French Revolution Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 23 Contemporary Civilization The Enlightenment and Modern Science Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 24 Contemporary Civilization Locke Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 25 Contemporary Civilization Hobbes Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 26 Contemporary Civilization Hume Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 27 Contemporary Civilization Kant Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 28 Contemporary Civilization Rousseau Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 29 Contemporary Civilization Hegel Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 30 Contemporary Civilization Prussian General Code Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 31 Contemporary Civilization Burke and Pain Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 32 Contemporary Civilization Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 33 Contemporary Civilization Darwin Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 9 Folder 32 Contemporary Civilization Absolutism and Constitutionalism Teaching Aids and Bibliographies



Box 10 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Gramsci and Weber Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Nietszche Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Freud Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Fascism Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Late 19th and Early 20th Century Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Politics and the Family Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Committee on the Women's Question Materials


Box 10 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization the Integration of the Women's Question into C.C. Curriculum


Box 10 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Colgate Consortium Grant Women Question


Box 10 Folder 10 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 11 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question and Plato Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 12 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question and Christianity Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 13 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question and Kant and Hume Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 14 Contemporary Civilization European Women's History Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 15 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question and the Mid-19th Century Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 16 Contemporary Civilization the Women Question and Mill Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 17 Contemporary Civilization Virginia Woolf Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 18 Contemporary Civilization Women and Communism Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 19 Contemporary Civilization Barbara Tischer's Articles on Women Teaching Aids and Bibliographies


Box 10 Folder 20 Contemporary Civilization "Some Notes on Race and Racism in C.C."


Subseries I.4: Reports and Revisions, 1948-1994

This subseries contains materials from the Contemporary Civilization Revision and Advisory committees and faculty and administrators' reports on the state and direction of the course. It also contains materials from the 1968 Arden House Conference, where faculty members were asked to make suggestions about the nature of the class. Box 28 Folder 1 contains more than 20 responses regarding the reading list, pedagogy, and suggested changes in the structure of the classes.



Box 27 Folder 17 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1948


Box 27 Folder 18 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1954


Box 27 Folder 19 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1955


Box 27 Folder 20 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1962


Box 27 Folder 21 Contemporary Civilization Revision Committee, 1964-1965


Box 27 Folder 22 Contemporary Civilization Revisions Committee, 1966-1967


Box 27 Folder 23 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1967


Box 27 Folder 24 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1967-1968



Box 28 Folder 1 Contemporary Civilization Arden House Conference, 1968


Box 28 Folder 2 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1968-1969


Box 28 Folder 3 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1970


Box 28 Folder 4 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1970-1971


Box 28 Folder 5 Contemporary Civilization Advisory Committee, 1970-1971


Box 28 Folder 6 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, 1973 -- 197?, 1973


Box 28 Folder 7 Contemporary Civilization Pilot Section Administrative Files and Correspondence, Fall 1993-Spring, 1994


Box 28 Folder 8 Contemporary Civilization Reports, Revisions, undated


Box 28 Folder 9 Contemporary Civilization Rockefeller Foundation Proposal, undated


Box 28 Folder 10 Contemporary Civilization Alumni Association Project, 1982