Welcome back everyone! I specifically want to welcome English 301 students who have been referred to the blog…I’m very excited for your input.
I am still milling over what I want to share from my trip, particularly as it pertains to our discussion of globalization, but in the mean time I wanted to ask a question that pertains to your life here at UMD and particularly in ARHU. I’ve been blathering on about science a lot because I think it is important and interesting to examine the ways in which our disciplines interact. Then, I saw this article in today’s Diamondback: Popularizing Science.
For all my talk about science, I’ve never taken a physics course, and I probably won’t while I’m here. I am interested in physics, but not in taking a general CORE class for non-majors. So my question to you all is whether or not you think students in ARHU should have to complete CORE. Do you think distribution requirements are successfully broadening your interests and ways of thinking? Are there other ways the university could structure multi-disciplinary education that might be more beneficial?