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The Future of Encounters

The Future of Encounters

Andrew Schwartz

March 8, 2018

Review documents, as well as interviews with numerous faculty, show the philosophical and political stakes of the debates around the future of Whitman College’s “signature program.”

Changes in core curriculum lead to expansion of texts, broader focus


November 29, 2009

It's no secret that Core has undergone big changes to become the Encounters that first-years are taking this year. "Core has gone through a massive evolution to become Encounters," said Elyse Semerdjian, associate professor of history and encounters representative for the general studies committee. The...

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