In 1986, a trip to Manchester, England, was instrumental in defining the curriculum for the precursor to today's Modernity course. In 1998, members traveled to Madrid, Granada, and Seville, Spain, to examine the intersections of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish traditions. In 2002, faculty gained a stronger understanding of classical culture through travel to Rome. And trips to East Asia in 2004, 2005, and 2008, sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, supported course development across the curriculum.
Now, with resources from the Mellon Foundation and Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst, faculty will travel to India from December 31 through January 13, as a means of enriching the Core Curriculum.