Category - Humanities

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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.
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Freedom to Pursue Your Passions!
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New and unique majors that mix arts with engineering
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The Visiting Humanist

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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Freedom to Pursue Your Passions!

I’m sure a lot of the people who read this blog would agree that the open curriculum of the University of Rochester was one of the main factors which ultimately led to their decision to attend/want to attend this University. For those of you who are unaware, the University of Rochester does not have any[…]

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New and unique majors that mix arts with engineering

Of the dozens of new majors launched at the University of Rochester in the last few years, one highlight is the popular new option in Audio and Music Engineering (AME) that began last semester. The major, even the concept, is so new that Rochester is the only place to offer it. A collaborative brainchild of[…]

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The Visiting Humanist

It’s been close to two months into the 2012 spring semester, and the University of Rochester, perhaps the City of Rochester, is shying away from the characteristically strong winter. Every now and then, I hear comments about how pleasantly disappointing this year’s winter has been—thus far. I quite remember that I couldn’t see the ground[…]

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