A Magical Midsummer
Enter the enchanted land of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a lush forest awash with magic at every turn..
Explore Baroque Music
Enjoy a few selections from this section of the Music Humanities syllabus highlighted below.
The Core Cartoon Caption Contest
Put on your creative hat and submit a caption!
Core Scholar Jeremy Corren CC'17 Composes "Shape-Shift"
Listen to this alum's musical take on Ovid's "Metamorphoses".
Professor Richard John details Democracy in America
Why was Tocqueville's Democracy in America added to the Core and is it still relevant?
Scuola di Athene (School of Athens)
Read about this classic fresco art piece by Raphael.
Joanna Stalnaker, Chair of Literature Humanities, Addresses the Class of 2023
Listen to her words of guidance to the newest class as they begin their Core Curriculum experience.
The Core in the 21st Century: The Books, Students and Teachers
Hear the Core experience of an alum who has experienced it three times.
Suzan-Lori Parks and the American Odyssey
Join Columbia College for this unique experience of hearing the award-winning playwright in person!
Translating the Odyssey
Why translate the Odyssey and Iliad into English yet again, when there have already been almost seventy translations?
"Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" by Picasso
Rediscover this oil on canvas art piece by the famous Spanish artist Picasso.
Montaigne on Judgment
Known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre, read this philosopher's ideas on judgement.
The Art of Translation
Emily Wilson, first female translator of the Odyssey into English, will speak about her working process and goals.
Columbia College Goes to
Explore a new interpretation of this classic myth with special access to 2019's Tony Award-Winning Musical.