Inspiring Courses I've Taken
I had the good fortune of being able to take a tutorial class on archetypes last semester where we explored the nature and structure of fairy tales through the work of Marie-Louise von Franz, among others. I found this course inspiring because I have had a long standing interest in the deeper meanings of stories. By studying this material I feel it gave tremendous insight into how one may be able to go about interpreting seemingly non-rational material into a coherent and meaningful manner.
Thoughts on Marlboro
I really feel like Marlboro is a one of a kind school. Like all things in life you will get out of it what you put into it, but here I feel like this concept is magnified because of the degree of academic freedom we are allowed to enjoy at such an early stage of our higher education. I have personally found it to be an engaging setting for learning because many of the classes are built around in-class discussion.
Favorite Places on Campus
I have a lot of favorite places that I sort of rotate between; those would consist of the coffee shop, the dining hall, and the library. Also, when I feel I need a break from studying there are a number of excellent hiking trails on the campus grounds, the Town-Ridge loop is a personal favorite when it comes to that. However, my default study center is probably the library on the 2nd floor. There are some exquisite views and it is a nice, quiet place to work.
Goals Before Graduating
Right now, I would say that my goal before graduating is to arrive at a well-established view on at least the fundamentals of Jungian Psychology.
Advice for New Students
Go easy on your course-credit load 1st semester. It’s a lot of adjustments you are already making, so give yourself time to breathe and enjoy the experience of that. I felt much better adjusted to all the changes by 2nd semester.