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Classes to Take Before You Die I Mean Graduate

You don`t have to be old like this guy to be running out of time to take awesome classes

You don`t have to be old like this guy to be running out of time to take awesome classes

Your schedules don’t have to be finalized until Friday and Bwog knows that you are still looking for that one golden class that will make your ridiculously high tuition worth it. Here are our humble suggestions; please leave your own in the comments.

American Studies: Andrew Delbanco, Foundations of American Literature

Anthropology: Severin Fowles, Origins of Human Society

Anthropology: Mick Taussig, Interpretations of Culture

Asian Humanities: Colloqium on Major Texts: East Asia, with any professor but especially with William de Bary.

Creative Writing: Margo Jefferson, Modern Arts Writer

Creative Writing: Amy Benson, The Lyric Essay

Creative Writing: Cris Beam, The Literary Reporter

Earth and Environmental Science: Roger Anderson, Planet Earth

Economics: Sunil Gulati, Global Economy

English: Erik Gray, Romantic Poetry

English: Margaret Vandenburg, Modernism

History: Barbara Fields, History of the South/Anything

History: Casey Blake, U.S. Intellectual History: 1865 to the Present

History: Seth Fein, American Empire Projected on Film

History: Charles K. Armstrong, The Vietnam War

History: Sam Moyn, History of Human Rights

Political Science: PrezBo, Freedom of Speech and Press

Note: Not all of these classes are being offered this semester but since they`re all legendary it`s still good for you to know.

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  • really regretting it says:

    @really regretting it dont actually take global econ if youre not into econ or hard classes. show up for a lecture and feel all hip and included and carry on with your life.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous global econ is one of the easier econ classes… unless maybe you’re not an econ major

      1. Twerkin Trina says:

        @Twerkin Trina Is global econ even being offered this semester???

  • real talk says:

    @real talk seth fein made me worship the unisphere. I cried during that lecture.

  • ta says:

    @ta Major Debates in the Study of Africa, Mamdani

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You’ve only posted humanities classes. Many engineering and science classes are repetitive and mechanical, but there are a few gems!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous This list only has classes from 9 departments.
      My top recommendation?
      Literature and Empire in Slavic Studies, with Cathy Popkin.

      1. anon says:

        @anon I second Literature and Empire with Cathy Popkin! hashtag DA

  • AMERICAN STUDIES says:

    @AMERICAN STUDIES REPRESENT ;)

  • great job says:

    @great job posting this a week after classes started

  • WARNING says:

    @WARNING Romantic Poetry with Erik Gray does not involve “romantic” poetry being read to you and instead consists of poetry from the “Romantic” historical period. You will be left hollow, your manboner for Gray unfulfilled.

    1. '13 says:

      @'13 Thanks, Dr. Gray.

      It was a great class anyway.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Oh dear lord if you value your ability to stay awake in class, avoid Major Debates at all costs.

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences says:

    @Earth and Environmental Sciences GEOCHEMISTRY FOR A HABITABLE PLANET, WITH TERRY PLANK

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Is this an addition to a previous list? I don’t see Mark Lilla or Nicholas Dames. Why is that? Surely Mark Lilla merits being on two lists.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ew lilla.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Wael Hallaq, Central Questions in Islamic Law/ Asian Humanities

    TAKE IT.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Race: The Tangled History of a Biological Concept, Jill Shapiro

  • BC'13/Vandenburg's Biggest Fan says:

    @BC'13/Vandenburg's Biggest Fan VANDENBURGGGGGGG

    If you’re a Barnard English major, try to get into her Post-Modernism seminar. It’s so so so good, but limited (unfortunately) to about 15 students (or fortunately because more one-on-one time with Vandy).

  • FOMO says:

    @FOMO FOMO

  • Anonimal says:

    @Anonimal This might have been helpful before we chose our classes, BWOG….

  • How about says:

    @How about Anything with Jill Shapiro, ever?

  • neanderthal says:

    @neanderthal awwwwwww professor fowles is da best

  • This will probably be downvoted says:

    @This will probably be downvoted Nonetheless, I would like to advocate D-mowsh’s Intro Biology. You learn a lot, and she finds ways to make things interesting. The exams are, dare I say, fun to do – she makes you think. There’s only one problem – the plethora of post-bac premeds

  • philo says:

    @philo anything with Neuhouser.

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