Female Humanities Major C/O 2020
Can you describe the weekly coursework for your major?
I would say it’s about one or two essays a week and a lot of reading. The way the major works is you pick your emphasis on something. My emphasis is on theater, so it’s a lot of reading and writing.
Can you describe the learning environment? Do you think it’s particularly competitive or collaborative?
It’s very collaborative. They encourage a lot of participation in class and the class sizes in that department, for the most part, are pretty small. It’s like 15 to 20 kids per class.
Do you feel people are open to multiple schools of thought in the classroom?
I think so. A lot of people are very liberal in this department, so if there are other opinions that can get tricky sometimes. A lot of people have very liberal and very democratic opinions, but, in my experience, people are open to listening to other people’s views.
Why did you choose your major? Are you happy with your choice?
I wanted to do something that was not very specific. I wanted to have a lot of options for different classes and learn in the broadest sense I could while still having a major. This covered a lot of things, literature, the arts, some sciences, history, and politics. So far, I’ve been very, very happy.