Category - Humanities

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An Ode to Diversified Learning
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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105
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What is Public Health?
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Experiential Learning at Rochester
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So You Think You Can Dance… In College
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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students
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A Crisis of Curiosity
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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology
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Rochester’s Curriculum: Keeping You on Your Toes. Always.

An Ode to Diversified Learning

While the University of Rochester is known for being a science-based school, it is surprisingly full of opportunities to learn and excel in the social sciences and humanities. While I am one for Rochester puns and plugs, (GO, YOU JACKETS!), I am not going to tell you about different aspects of academia at Rochester, but[…]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105

My days as a humanities double-major at the University often do not include more than reading novels and research articles and writing essays about the various readings. Every once in a while, however, I see stuff on social media that catches my interest. This happened in the case of Adit Ganguly’s blog post, “A Review of the Mandatory[…]

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What is Public Health?

Are you interested in the medical profession? In policy making? In current events related to global and national health? In helping others? Yes? Then, have you looked into a public health degree? I am a health, behavior, and society major, which is one of the five specializations within the public health major. There is a public[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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Experiential Learning at Rochester

Aside from my semester abroad, the current term has proven to be the most unconventional of my college career. Of my four classes, only one is what I would consider a typical course (Social Cognition, a brain and cognitive sciences class I’m taking to finish out my natural science cluster). The other three are a[…]

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So You Think You Can Dance… In College

You most definitely can at the University of Rochester. I started ballet at age three and continued until senior year of high school. I knew I would miss the amazing dancers with whom I grew up and my amazing instructor who became an incredible resource and friend. At the last recital, my instructor said, “Never[…]

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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my major and studying in the humanities field. As you know, I am an art history major, and when I tell this to people, it leads to some very interesting responses. Many of the adults instantly become uncomfortable and say something along the lines of “Good luck”[…]

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A Crisis of Curiosity

When I arrived at college during scorching heat and clear skies, I (naively) had my life all mapped out. As the warmth transitioned to a comfortable fall breeze and now finally to frigid February cold, I came to the realization that, as it turns out, I don’t exactly know what I’m doing with my life.[…]

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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology

A year ago, if someone had asked me to define ‘anthropology’ I would have struggled to come up with a confident answer. Truthfully, I really had no idea what anthropology was until last summer when I began investigating every unexplored field of study offered at my university-to-be. I’d put international relations on the “intended major”[…]

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Rochester’s Curriculum: Keeping You on Your Toes. Always.

"Does the University of Rochester have an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum?" "No." "So . . . we choose an area of interest when we come in and study that for the four years?" "Umm . . . not quite." Rochester's Open Curriculum At this point, any prospective student or parent (or even someone I get[…]

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