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FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: BIOL 19: Honors Cell Structure and Function
This remains one of the most challenging, yet rewarding classes I have taken at Dartmouth. The professor is amazing, the labs are engaging, and all in all you learn so much information in such a short amount of time.
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: SOCY 7.07: United States Social Stratification
This class allowed me to better understand how US economic and social inequality functions. Overall I found the topics discussed in this class extremely relevant and well presented. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about inequality in the United States.
SpringHanover, NHFavorite Class: FILM 47.28: Queer Cinema
As an LGBTQ+ student I was so excited to finally take a class where I could learn more about queer history and media. Not only was this class able to teach me more about my community, but it was also able to teach me a bit about myself as well.
SummerHanover, NHFavorite Class: COSC 1: Introduction to Programming and Computation
I took this class partially on a whim and partially to fulfill my TLA distributive requirement. Looking back, I am so glad I did as this course made me feel confident not only in my coding abilities but my ability to succeed in STEM at Dartmouth. The professor was also one of the sweetest professors I have ever taken a class with which was a big plus.
FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: FILM 20: Film History 1 (Silent to Sound)
Following my experience in my Queer Cinema class, I looked into potentially majoring in film and this was one of the pre-requisite courses. While I thought I would hate this course because I thought silent films couldn't be interesting I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only is this class great at explaining the history of film across the globe, but it is also great at demonstrating just how engaging silent films can be.
I spent the term back home in Florida working as a manager at a Converse store to save up some extra money and hanging out with my family. After five terms of taking classes in a row (mostly virtually due to COVID) a break was long overdue.
SpringHanover, NHFavorite Class: GEOG 43: Food and Power
I took this course for no other reason than to fulfill my INT distributive requirement but was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the class. Not only was the professor extremely knowledgeable, but she also invited numerous guest speakers to the class who were experts at the top of their field. If you have ever wondered how power influences the food we eat and have access to, this class is for you.
SummerHanover, NHFavorite Class: FILM 47.20: Curating and Microcinema
Taught by an amazing, fun visiting professor, this class remains one of my favorites that I have taken at Dartmouth. We spent the entire term learning how to curate a film exhibit, watching short film exhibits, and curating our own short film exhibit. All of the final exhibits were so well-done and I think we all really enjoyed having the opportunity to demonstrate all that we had learned. If you are interested in seeing what these exhibits looked like mine is linked in the course name!
FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: PHIL 38.03: Race, Justice, and the Law
This course was taught by the professor who ultimately made me decide to change my major to Philosophy and was just very well executed. While the course subject generally falls within my interests, the discussion-based format ensured students engaged with the course material in a way that led to productive, thought-provoking conversation on some of the most salient issues of our time.
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: PHIL 6: Logic and Language
As someone with an interest in both STEM and humanities, I was excited to take this course and it did not disappoint. Although it was a 9L (and I am not a morning person), I thought the course provided a great introduction to logic and made me want to take more classes on the subject going into my senior year.