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Stevenson Core Course recordings
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The collection includes nearly three hundred recordings of the Stevenson Core Course beginning in 1974 and dating through 2011. Recordings are in a variety of formats including, reel to reel audiotape, audiocassette tapes, videocassette tapes and compact discs. The recordings have been listed in chronological order (if known) along with any identifying information including lecture title and speaker. The recordings have not been played so identifying information is based on the respective labels on each physical item.
Since the founding of UC Santa Cruz, the college core course has been an integral part of the undergraduate experience. All ten residential colleges at UCSC require their first year students to take a core course. The Stevenson core course was established as a year-long class in 1966, focused on the theme of "Culture and Society." At this writing (2016) the Stevenson core course is a two quarter series organized along the theme of "Self and Society." The course is intended to challenge and expand first year students' perspectives on "self" and "society" and the interaction between the two through a close engagement with foundational religious, political, philosophical, and critical texts. The current iteration of the course features seminal works by Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mohandas Gandhi, Malcolm X, Gloria Anzaldúa and Marjane Satrapi, as well as key excerpts from the Old Testament, New Testament, Qur'an, Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad-Gita, and more.
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Copyright for this collection resides with the Regents of the University of California. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. UCSC Special Collections and Archives can grant permission to publish materials to which it holds the copyright.
Collection open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to audiovisual media and digital files.