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As UCSC's first-established college, Cowell is dedicated to the liberal arts tradition. The college motto, "The pursuit of truth in the company of friends," expresses a commitment to the serious examination of ideas within a humane and broadly inclusive community. Cowell offers residence halls and apartments, as well as the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, which is open to the public. Located off Coolidge Drive on the east side of the campus, Cowell academic buildings house faculty with notable concentrations in philosophy, classics, languages (especially Chinese, French, Italian, and Japanese), writing, literature, history, and history of art and visual culture.

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