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FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: Humanities I: Dialogues with the Classics
The first in the two-part Humanities series, this course offered a rare opportunity to engage with a broad range of Western classics, from Toni Morrison's "Beloved" to a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets. My peers and I met with the entire Humanities cohort for lectures and our own smaller seminars for discussions, supplementing our understanding of the course with essays where we engaged with syllabus works of our choice.
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: PSYC 6: Introduction to Neuroscience
This course offered a sweeping and fascinating introduction to neuroscience. Our lectures covered cellular and molecular neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and cognitive neuroscience, and the course (as you'll note in the above link) draws from a variety of disciplines, introducing students to biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy and psychology. I highly recommend this course for anyone considering neuroscience as a major, minor, or simply an area of interest--it offers an incredibly valuable introduction to the subject and was a fascinating way to spend the winter!
SpringRemoteFavorite Class: Linguistics I: Introductory Linguistics
An absolutely fascinating course (don't just ask me--on campus this course is famous for offering an incredible introduction to the science of language!), Linguistics 1 offered my peers and I the chance to dismantle our perception of language to its smallest elements and build it back up again. Beginning with sound systems, we worked our way up to the study of word structure, syntax, and semantics across several languages. I highly recommend taking this course -- you won't look at language the same way again!
FallRemoteFavorite Class: Creative Writing 20: Intermediate Fiction
Writers of poetry and prose, authors of mysteries and fairy tales, seasoned novelists and beginning writers—all are welcome in CRWT 20! The workshop-based course is supplemented with assignments that improved our technical understanding of writing, from the minutiae of dialogue formatting to the study of a strong plot. I'd highly recommend this class to anyone interested in Dartmouth's phenomenal creative writing coursework!
WinterRemoteFavorite Class: English 45: Introduction to Literary Theory
This class offered an incredible introduction to literary theory, a must for anyone interested in Dartmouth's literary coursework! In addition to studying structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, new historicism, post-colonialism, post-modernism, queer theory, and cultural studies, my peers and I were encouraged to hone our own theoretical criticism through seminar discussion and papers.
SpringRemoteFavorite Class: English 22: The Rise of the Novel
A fascinating study of the novel and its place in society, this immersive class took myself and my peers through various authors and novelistic forms that defined the novel as we know it today. I highly recommend this class to anyone who loves to read novels or is curious about the evolution of the modern novel!
SummerHanover, NHFavorite Class: Chinese 41: Advanced Fourth-Year Chinese
A course for the minor, Chinese 41 offered myself and my peers the opportunity to study a broad range of contemporary Chinese subjects while advancing our vocabulary, and allowed us tailor the class to our interests through biweekly presentations on subjects of our choice and class-sourced vocabulary sets.
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