In order to develop a more integrated approach to knowledge and teaching, Professor T. Wayne Rieman presented a proposal for a "non-divisional core curriculum." This was done on 14 September 1966. "Core" courses, to be taught by faculty from a varity of departments and disciplines, were to allow for creative integration of diverse fields of knowledge. Other proposals were made from Harry Weimer and Paul Keller for new curricula in the sciences and humanities. The faculty approved a proposal for the development of core curricula in the humanities, social sciences and science. This was done on 10 December 1966.
Humanities Core I [Life and Death] was an integrated study of the themes of life and death using classical and contemporary literature, art, music, with some religion and philosophy.
Humanities II [Freedom and Responsibility] used material from the whole spectrum of the humanities.
Humanities III [Beauty and Ugliness] was to provide an integrated encounter with the fine arts where the arts in relation to nature, morality, the intellect, and history would be examined.
Humanities Core IV [Good and Evil] looked at the literary, artistic, philosophical and religious expression of human perversity and moral stature.
There were two Natural Science Core classes designed to introduce students to the methods and principles of science with illustrations from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics.
Social Science Core classes centered on topics such as the individual and the state; economics; the origins, nature, and role of social conflict; and causes and effects of prejudice and discrimination.
The information above is taken from, A Century of Faith, Learning and Service," by Timothy K. Jones, pgs. 164-165. This section of the book not only explains the Core classes but continues with the development of the program throughout the years.