De Bary Report

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The Report of the Commission on the Core Curriculum, better known as the de Bary Report, was a study of the Core Curriculum issued in 1988. Its major legacy was a proposal for the establishment of an 'Extended Core'. A reduced version of this would become the Major Cultures requirement of present day.

The Report is named for its author, William Theodore de Bary.

In 1995, Prof. Timothy Cross, then a graduate student preceptor teaching core classes, wrote An Oasis of Order, an essay detailing the history of the Core on its 75th anniversary. The last chapter of the essay is devoted to the de Bary Report's recommendations for an "Extended Core."

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