Best classes for a prospective to visit?

<p>My daughter is going to visit Barnard next month and she is looking at the list Of classes that encourage visitors. Any favorites in the English or History department, especially?</p>

<p>Do you know what day of the week she will be there? I found the list here - Barnard</a> College Admissions -- but since most classes are either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday it would help to match a recommendation to the time she will be there. </p>

<p>You can get some info about classes & profs at CULPA</a> - Columbia Underground Listing of Professor Ability</p>

<p>Yes, that is the list she is looking at, too. She will be there all day Monday and maybe in the morning Tuesday. There is a
10:30 ish class Monday morning she is going to take and after that she is free.
Looking for charismatic/friendly..... even maybe "kooky" profs. I'll definitely
pass on that CULPA site. Thanks!</p>

<p>OK, on Monday afternoon there is a First Year Studies class that my daughter took -- "Exploring the Poles" - listed at 2:40pm - 3:55 pm. That's a real fun class -- it is co-taught by two extremely well-regarded and accomplished Barnard science profs, Laura Kay (astronomy), and Stephanie Pfirman (environmental science). I think it was very inspirational for my d. to be in the company of two such high-achieving and adventurous women scientists, even though my d. is a poli sci / human rights major. Even though the class is taught by science profs, it has more of a history bent, focused on the early explorers of the arctic & antarctic- for example, they read journals of explorers like Amundsen and Peary. I even found this year's class schedule posted here, so you can see what they will be covering the day your daughter is there:
<a href=""&gt;;/a> - it looks like they will be having several guest speakers come to class in April.</p>

<p>Any freshman seminar would be a good bet. Timea Szell is fabulous.</p>

<p>This is not a literature class but can be used to fill one of the nine ways of learning requirement. Dr Awn was so amazing that my daughter canned her idea of spending her semester abroad in Paris. She took Arabic over the summer and is now in Cairo. She is an art history major and is planning on doing her senior thesis on Islamic architecture. She "came this close to becoming a Religion Minor." She took Buddhism in the Fall and will take Judaism and Christianity in the coming year. She attributes it all to this class.</p>

<p>I forgot to mention. Islam is a Monday - Wednesday class at 5:40.</p>

<p>It is amazing how just one class can set one on a different path. That is what the 9 ways of knowing is all about. Discovery, right? Thanks for the insights, mardad and mythmom! I'm just lovin' Barnard.... time will tell what my daughter thinks..</p>