To explore the role that the “biographical” genre plays in understanding history, as biographies preserve historical events through a unique lens, affected as they are by personal biases and social commentary.
Class: Latin Ba – Latin Prose Selections (Classical)
To give Harvard/other college students, most of whom have never experienced food insecurity first-hand, a taste of the mental labor of living on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
To provide Harvard/ other college students a more grounded way to imagine living in poverty and coping with food insecurity
This activity teaches skills in critical assessment of the peer-reviewed published literature. It focuses on analysis of clinical trials in mental health, but the principles and methods are readily generalizable to other scientific literature. The “Smackdown” approach represents an augmentation of the traditional “journal club” mode of teaching critical scientific reading skills.
Students in an introductory Sanskrit course practice their grammar and dictionary skills by reading and listening to a dramatic performance of the famous epic poem, the Bhagavad-Gita. Students prepared their own translations of passages in this well-known text.