Hi guys! The name's Tulio (yes, like the guy from Rio) Huggins, and I am navigating my first year at Dartmouth! I am from the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where I have lived for the past couple of years. I hope to study either Government or History, but I'm open to other majors as well. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends at Christian Union, paint, and take pictures! Feel free to ask any questions you might have about Dartmouth. I hope that you all have a blessed day!
This history class is dedicated to investigating the history behind current events. In this term, we looked at the history behind immigration, Silicon Valley, and affirmative action. And in the final weeks of the term, we were able to choose what we wanted to learn about, and we chose to look at the history of impeachment. It is a very cool class with great class discussions. I would highly recommend!
COSC 1 is an intro to Computer Science course. I had never taken a CS course, so learning the new Python language was definitely tough! Even so, I learned so much about how to code, and the help provided by TAs and the professors is invaluable in this course!
This was the first class I ever took in the African and African American Studies and Religion Department. It opened my eyes to the various ways African Americans in the Jim Crow era survived when the world was stacked up against them. I would highly recommend!
I wasn't expecting to do research when started at Dartmouth.
I knew that it was a big aspect of the College, but it wasn't at the top of my list of priorities. However, during the spring, I saw research as a potential venture I could do over the summer. I have to say, the entire process of starting on research is pretty simple! For me, I started my search on the Undergraduate Advising and Research (UGAR) website. The website is supported by the Dean of Faculty office and has a bunch of resources regarding research, advising, grants, and more. One of those resources was an entire database of professors who were looking for student help on research projects! There were different filters you could put to find projects in specific subject areas, such as social sciences. There is where I found out that a professor in the history department was looking for help on a research project looking at the politics surrounding the Civil War and its aftermath. After finding that project, I reached out to the professor through email and expressed my interest in his work. I then completed a relatively short application with a few essay questions for the Sophomore Research Scholars program, which was the specific research program I was working through. I found out a couple of weeks later that I was accepted into the program, and I started my research a couple of weeks after that!
And that's it! I am currently looking at the 1882 Georgia gubernatorial election through the eyes of newspapers and personal letters from various actors in this race. I would highly recommend doing research during your time at Dartmouth. There are plenty of opportunities to do so here!
Have you ever wondered what a Dartmouth freshman's course of study may look like? The beauty of the D-Plan is everyone can customize their own schedules, so this term I'm taking International Politics, Global Health & Society, and Expository Writing.
While taking four classes at most other schools with semester-based calendars seems like a breeze, Dartmouth's unique D-Plan and quarter system make my efforts to take four classes this winter a bit more challenging.
I decided to ignore preconceived notions about what I should take in my sophomore fall. Instead, I chose three classes that were admittedly a bit scattered, but which I found enthralling and rewarding.
Over the course of my sophomore fall, I had the opportunity to take a linguistics field methods class. During the course, we had the one-of-a-kind opportunity to study the Zophei language from Myanmar!
Read all about my course selection for freshman fall! In order to mask my panic at the idea of it already being week 7 and having to once again choose classes, I decided to reflect on the classes I chose this term.