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So Many Courses

EphBlog, in its constant quest to whiningly lecture at younger Ephs, has more course suggestions.

It seems like ECON 357T The Strange Economics of College is the perfect class. Fun topic, superb instructor, and the possibility of a powerful letter of recommendation. What more do you need?

PHIL 388T(F) Consciousness also looks like fine. I have no first hand experience with Cruz as a teacher, but I would wager that he is excellent. Don’t let all that mumbo-jumbo about prerequisites fool you.

HIST 487T(F) The Second World War: Origins, Course, Outcomes, and Meaning also looks worthwhile. I have some honest differences of opinion with Professor Wood, but have heard good things about the course. Try to take as many courses as you can with professors that you disagree with. There is no better education.

If you don’t take a tutorial every year that you are at Williams — possibly every semester — you are losing out. Or you don’t belong.

First Years — at least the intellectually serious and confident among them — should sign up for a tutorial as well. There is no need to wait.

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#1 Comment By Loweeel On September 8, 2004 @ 8:51 pm

HIST 487T is the best course I’ve ever taken.

Each and every single tutorial session was something I looked forward to.

The 300-600 pages of reading, bi-weekly 10-12 page sessay, and weekly movie were part of the labor of love.

By taking this course, you’ll learn many nuggets of knowledge that a college-educated person should know, such as “why we couldn’t just bomb the concentration camps or the railroad tracks leading up to them”, “Why Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not only the best alternative, but morally right”, and “How to debunk the Pearl Harbor Conspiracy myth”.

I, as well, disagree with Professor Wood on certain topics. However, he’s extremely genial, open-minded, and extremely knowledgable.

More importantly, he’s a seeker of truth, rather than a slave to ideology, and he’s not afraid to break with others in his department when they do foolish things such as lauding John Dower.