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Frontiers of Science Removed From Core

This morning the Committee on the Core Curriculum released a statement announcing that Frontiers of Science has been removed from the Core Curriculum.

The statement claimed that the main cause for the cancellation was the class’s overall lack of useful education. It cited interviews and conversations with students that stated “literally nobody” enjoyed the class or took it seriously and that the lecture served as “a time for students to surf the internet on their laptops.” In anonymous student evaluations, the discussion sections were described as “boring” and “drawn out.”

According to the statement, Frontiers of Science has been under discussion for a few semesters, but only now is the Committee ready to make major changes to the program. It cited Froscanity as a reason for this shift: “It was only after Emlyn Hughes’ enlightening introductory class, in which he stripped, stabbed stuffed animals, and showed footage of 9/11, that the Committee realized that Frontiers of Science was an ineffective way to introduce first-years to the sciences.”

The cancellation is effective immediately, meaning that today’s 11AM lecture has been cancelled, as have all lectures, discussion sections, homework assignments, quizzes, and finals until the end of the semester. All credits from the class have been removed from transcripts, and students will have to make up for them by other means. “We regret the inconvenience this sudden change will no doubt cause for students,” the statement concedes, “but we came to the unanimous decision that an immediate action would best serve our new goals for the Columbia science requirement and for the Core.”

Incoming freshmen will be glad to know that instead of the current Frontiers lecture-discussion setup, they will have the option to take any introductory math or science course to have it count for the added third semester of their science requirement, which can be fulfilled at any time. Bwog recommends courses such as “Physics for Poets” or “Weapons of Mass Destruction” for humanities majors not thrilled about the additional science requirement.

No word yet on the Committee’s review of University Writing.

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24 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Making the same joke as the Fed? Weak.

    http://www.the-fed.org/articles/volume28/issue4/

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Making the same joke as the Fed? Weak.

    1. Dare you to approve this. says:

      @Dare you to approve this. http://www.the-fed.org/articles/volume28/issue4/

  • APRIL FOOLS! says:

    @APRIL FOOLS! happy 1st of April guise

    1. GOD DAMN IT says:

      @GOD DAMN IT this got me so good.

  • the problem is says:

    @the problem is the probability of the univ removing frontiers of science is exactly the same, if not higher, than the probability of this being an april 1 joke.

    i dont know what to not believe :(

    1. it sounds like someone needs says:

      @it sounds like someone needs a back-of-the-envelope calculation

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Vote UP if you fell for it…

    1. Derp says:

      @Derp derpity derpity derp derp

  • @Feditor in Chief For a second, I thought you made like The Lion and sourced The Fed. It just turns out we had the same idea. Come on, Bwog.
    http://www.the-fed.org/articles/volume28/issue4/frosci_no_more.html

    1. Alexandra says:

      @Alexandra Great minds think alike…?

      1. No. says:

        @No. Just. No.

  • Fox Mulder says:

    @Fox Mulder I want to believe.

    1. Someone plz explain says:

      @Someone plz explain WHY IS THAT SHOW NOT SYNDICATED?

  • lol says:

    @lol thinking about the number of froshies who read this and use this as an excuse to stay in bed.

    1. No need says:

      @No need I don’t need any excuse to stay in bed except that it is Frontiers of Science that I am skipping.

  • cc'14 says:

    @cc'14 April Fool’s?
    NOOOO I was so happy when for a second that I thought this was true :(

    1. CC '14 says:

      @CC '14 Really? Personally, in the millisecond before I realized this was a joke, I was super pissed that they got rid of it just two years after I was forced through it…

  • what says:

    @what is a fed?

  • wow says:

    @wow very wacky gag, fellas

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i’m going to choose to believe this article is true.

  • cc'13 says:

    @cc'13 puny minions, suffer like the rest of us did freshman year

  • CC'13 says:

    @CC'13 LOL Thank the Holy Core Gods, pagan and outmoded as they may be…

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