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FallOn CampusFavorite Class: ANTH 6: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
This class had an emphasis on really learning the material, rather than mindless regurgitation. Every class lecture truly excited and interested me, and readings were thought-provoking, The final was also a project instead of an exam, which was very fun to complete. I could tell Prof. DeSilva was also very passionate about the class materials as well!
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: ARTH 07.05: Pompeii - Antique & Modern Seminar
As a "seminar" course, we focused on enjoyable discussion-based lectures. Each and every one of Prof. Kangas' lecture topics were engaging and intriguing, constantly pushing me to think. While we had reading assignments, they weren't necessarily linked to graded discussions/quizzes, which allowed me to feel more relaxed and stress-free (I didn't need to go crazy and write notes in-class). All in all, I loved learning about Pompeii!
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: CHEM 6: General Chemistry II
A classic pre-med requirement course. This class has a basic structure of problem sets, two midterms, labs, and a final. I thought the points were well-distributed and the exams were fair. I personally enjoy problem-solving, which allowed this class to be more exciting personally. I'd suggest you pick the right professor for you as each professor has a different way of teaching!
SummerOn CampusFavorite Class: ANTH 50.21: Filmmaking and Visual Culture
This class is taught by Prof. Shipley, a professor who teaches mainly during summer terms. It was very different from the previous anthropology courses I've taken –– we had a filmmaking component as well as a collaborative project. I enjoyed this class because the assignments had a very broad, overarching outline and allowed you to explore your interests very freely. For example, for my final project, I created a podcast that delved into the educational inequity in South Korea.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: SOCY 48 - Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity
My first sociology course at Dartmouth. It goes very in-depth about the macro immigration policies in-place in America and how it relates to different immigrants' experiences. I found it intriguing because I'm an immigrant myself, and I also was able to analyze and develop a different outlook on my family's experiences as well. We had interesting projects such as immigrant interview assignment, immigration policy brief, and in-class discussions.
Dear Prospective Students... (with Bright Futures!)
I feel you. This time of the year, a time you have awaited for throughout the four years of hard work, is inevitably difficult and dreadful.
Midterm Reflections: Academic Work, Grades, Stress, and.. Relief
Hi everyone! With my first round of midterm exams and midterm papers complete, I wanted to backtrack just a little bit and share what I learned throughout the process!