I am certain that I will be able to acquire more information about this from Amherst administrators as the time for me to choose my first courses at Amherst draws closer, but I was hoping to get some feedback from Amherst students on the rigor and nature of the courses so I know how to pace myself for my first semester.
First, what is the average amount of credits each course is worth? I attempted to look on the course catalog online, but that didn't provide any credit information.
Second, in order to do well at Amherst in more humanities-related courses, like Political Science, what would be the average time commitment one should dedicate outside of class for homework and studying? Essentially, what is the rigor of the courses at Amherst (relative to other top colleges and universities)?
Finally, along those same lines, what is the average recommended number of courses, or course load, for Amherst students?
As I mentioned, I am going to be certain to get this information from Amherst faculty as well, but I was hoping a student's perspective (or parent's) might give me added insight. Thank you very much!