Category - Humanities

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Anthropology: The Study of Humans
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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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Linguistics: The Study of Language
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages
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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law
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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities

Anthropology: The Study of Humans

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Commonly described as “making the strange familiar and the familiar strange,” anthropology is the study of human culture from the past, present, and future and everything that culture intersects with. Anthropology is an enormous and incredibly important field of study. After all, in a lot of ways, it’s the[…]

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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Linguistics: The Study of Language

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow In high school, I once heard linguistics referred to as “the most human of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities,” and I said “I want to do that.” I immediately started looking for colleges with strong linguistics programs. Long story short, I found Rochester![…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Recently I’ve shared spotlights on Romance languages, Central European languages, and East Asian languages, and this week I’m exploring Russian studies! Here at Rochester, we have majors, minors, and clusters in both Russian and Russian studies. Russian spans both language and culture and counts as the humanities requirement. Russian studies[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages

As I mentioned before in my posts on Romance languages and Central European languages, this month I’m writing about Rochester’s language and cultural offerings. Today it’s all about East Asian languages and cultures, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, all of which are programs found within our Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) and play a big[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As I mentioned recently in my spotlight on Romance languages, this month I am writing to you about the study and experience of language and culture here at Rochester. Today I’m moving a little east-ward, talking about items relating to the two languages German and Polish.  (Russian[…]

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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester

Although many undergraduate students choose to major in the natural sciences or the social sciences, majoring in the humanities brings many benefits, particularly to those studying at the University of Rochester. Below are my top five reasons for majoring in the humanities at college! The tight-knit community Partially because campus is pretty small, but also[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law

Hi there! My name is Julie Woodward, and I am originally from Westford, Massachusetts. I’m double majoring in linguistics and political science, with a minor in German. Outside of the classroom, I am the business manager of U of R Taekwondo, an associate justice on the All-Campus Judicial Council, and a peer tutor for the[…]

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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow How can you make the most out of your summer? Will you stay in Rochester or return home? Options range from research positions, internships, volunteering at a nonprofit, starting your own company, getting a temporary job, and beyond! Searching Many application deadlines crop up around March, so[…]

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