Post by Peter Moylan Post by Dingbat
On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 10:18:22 GMT, bruce bowser
Post by bruce bowser
Do you find either spelling particularly wrong or correct? If so,
do you have any preferences?
spell it 'kulur'. Simples!
kultur is not the same as culture, in English.
When I was an undergraduate we had to do a compulsory subject that
consisted of a choice from rhetoric, life drawing, music appreciation,
and (something else I've forgotten). Everyone called the subject "Kulcha".
Cornell had "distribution requirements." You had to do six credits (two
semesters) of a Humanity, a Social Science, a Hard Science, and a
Math-or-something else (I don't remember what the something else
was) and there was a Fine Art in there somewhere. All your choices
except Rhetoric would be Fine Arts. (I did six semesters of Sage Chapel
Choir: one credit per semester, and the grade was based solely on attendance.
Also six credits of "Freshman Humanities," chosen from a very wide palette.
In order, I did History of Architecture, Linjguistics, Astronomy, [and I suppose
Fine Art was the alternative to Math?]. My FHs were "German Expressionist
Drama in translation" and -- oh, dear, I don't remember the second one! I
suppose the selection depended on the interests of the grad students who
were available each semester to teach them.
At Columbia there's something called the Common Core, where every
freshperson takes the same array of Western Civ and Other (and the
"Other" part is rather recent).