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FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Writing 5 - Crime, the Criminal Mind and the Courtroom
The professor, a former public defender and judge, was absolutely amazing. The best part of the class was reading about the OJ Simpson trial.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: Introductory Computer Science
Having absolutely no background in coding, I enrolled in Computer Science 1 with professor Tom Cormen and it ended up being one of the best classes I took at Dartmouth. My freshman floor mates and I worked on problem sets together
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: Acting 1
This class helped me conquer my stage fright and be generally more self aware. We watched and analyzed a lot of TedTalks in this course
SummerHome sweet home
I went home for the summer and worked part time at my mom's law firm... and did some babysitting on the side :)
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Design Thinking
I took Engineering 12, Design Thinking, this term. This is must take! We learned to apply the Design Process to all sorts of problems from recreating social spaces to altering the academic curriculum
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: Contemporary Africa
This was the class that got me hooked on anthropology and made me want to be a major. The professor, Sabrina Billings, had recently written a book about Tanzanian Beauty Pageants, which we engaged with in class.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: Women Writing Memoir
I was really dreading having to fulfill my literature distributive requirement because I don't particularly enjoy old english literature, but I found this class that allowed me to read 7 memoirs and write my own
SummerOn CampusFavorite Class: The Written Judicial Opinion
I opted to take only two classes during this term, which gave me more time to socialize and focus on the two classes I was taking. This was the first term I began running on campus and I took leadership roles in a few clubs
I was working at a small business in Georgetown, D.C. that did strategy and development work for non-profit organizations. One project I worked on was the National Women's History Museum. The #adulting life was awesome
WinterNew ZealandFavorite Class: Colonialism and its Legacies
I studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand! It was hands down my favorite term at Dartmouth for so many reasons: I made great friends, got to engage first hand with indigenous studies, and travelled most weekends to beautiful locations around NZ!
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: Race, Incarceration and Politics: By the Numbers
After a six month hiatus, I returned to campus. I decided to mix it up and take a class called Race, Incarceration and Politics: By the Numbers, which hooked me on Quantitative Social Science. For my final project, I analyzed voter turnout in FL.
This summer I was on campus working at the Admissions Office as a Senior Fellow. I gave Information Session to visiting families and worked on various projects around the office.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Data Visualization
My favorite class this term was Data Visualization. This was a flipped classroom, meaning that we watched taped lectures for homework and did exercises in class. I especially liked this class because I think its applicable to many disciplines.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: Misperceptions in Politics
My Five Favorite Classes at Dartmouth
In no particular order…
- No. 1
Introductory Computer Science
What I liked most about this class was that most of the coding assignments asked students to create tangible products that were applicable to our lives including a ping-pong game, and a program that found the best path between different places on campus.
- No. 2
Race, Incarceration and Politics: By the Numbers
This is a class offered in the Quantitative Social Sciences (QSS) department. We spent half the class reading and discussing books about incarceration and racial gerrymandering and the other half using large data sets to examine trends related to those topics. For my final project, I analyzed the difference in black voter turnout between 2012 and 2016 and tried to assess whether it was influential in the 2016 presidential election.
- No. 3
ENGS 12: Design Thinking is a must take for all Dartmouth Students!!! In this class, students learn the design process and apply it to a wide range of projects. One of the most notorious projects in this class is an assignment where students create a roller coaster-like contraption made of foam core that a ping pong ball travels through
I Ecuador you: My Experience with Model United Nations
Hello! I’d like to delve a little bit deeper into one of my extracurricular involvements at Dartmouth: the Model United Nations Club.