Michael's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
Professor Allen Koop is the son of, C. Everett Koop, the surgeon general under the Reagan Administration. His father used to teach this course, and professor Koop continues his legacy brilliantly. Throughout this course professor Koop delves into a complete and comprehensive history of the American healthcare system. There are numerous guest speakers who are from all over the country and prominent figures in this system. The course is difficult, but the challenge is well worth it.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: English 7.43:Race and Popular Music
Professor Stuelke contextualizes the history of popular music and its relation to race very well. This first year seminar concludes with an audience study of an artist/music group of your choosing.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: ANTH 60: Psychological Anthropology
Psychology is a field which focuses mainly on the individual, while Anthropology is a discipline that often focuses on culture. In this class Professor Elizabeth Carpenter-Song exposed me to many interesting sources, and taught me different research approach which Anthropologists utilize.
Are you a bookworm?
One of the big mysteries of going to school here was textbooks. At my high school, textbooks were always handed out on the first day of class and then we returned on the last day.
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Located right on the corner of East Wheelock St. and Main St. this book store is almuni-owned and has great service tailored to Dartmouth students. For one of my classes in the fall the syllabus called for a "Course Reader." I had no idea what that was. When I went to Wheelock I found out it was an assortment of sources, that they assembled conveniently into a spiral bound book for the professor.
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Barnes and Noble
Equipped with a Starbucks, Dartmouth spiritwear, school supplies, and, of course, books. This shop has essentially all of your classroom needs.
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Amazon.com offers a textbook rental service which works well with Dartmouth's quarter system. The rental time slots typically align with the semester based academic calendar, so for the fall and winter terms I had plenty of time to return my books. The prices fluctuate pretty drastically sometimes, but as long as you order the book early on in the term you should be fine.