Better Know a Major, Part Nine: Fundamentals: Issues and Texts
Fundamentals is for people who want to ask the big questions. Fundamentals structures a curriculum around a central problem, like “what does it mean to love?” or “how can one be truly just?” and investigate through classic texts.
Least Punctuated Class: James Joyce’s Ulysses. This class devotes the entirety of the quarter to reading and analyzing one of the landmark English novels. Themes of return, nationalism, and fatherhood will be discussed, and Joyce’s experiments with English are examined for deeper comprehension.
A Professor… of Romances:Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor in Romance Languages and Literature. Aside from researching the very basis of human narrative function, and the characteristics of the novel as a genre, Professor Pavel also teaches classes in Fundamentals on Don Quixote and early novels. Speaking from experience, he has fly taste in jackets.
Meditations on Pre-Med | College Admissions | The University of Chicago -
Interested in medicine? One of our tour guides in the admissions office can tell you about all that UChicago supports our pre-med students.
Wabash & Harrison at Night by player_pleasure on Flickr.
Study Finds All-Consuming Self-Pity Best Way To Win Back Ex-Partner -
CHICAGO—A study released Thursday by the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology has found that debilitating self-pity is the most effective strategy to win back the love of a former romantic partner.
Here at the University of Chicago, we study the big questions.
What are Borges, Heidegger and Jane Austen up to now?
We’re loving the new series of illustrations at The Paris Review.
Never have I felt so smart as when linking to the Paris Review.
butmomiwantpizza said: So I am a prospective student, but I haven't visited the campus. I'm from a middle class family in NJ - will this be held against me? I did attend a program where UChicago along with a bunch of other schools talked in my area, but I don't think that counts as much as a campus visit. I'm just really scared. Thank you so much for your time!
It’s no problem at all! Visiting campus is fun and informative, but by no means necessary— we know it’s not possible for many students to be able to make it out to Chicago to visit. The act of having visited campus is not something that will advantage/disadvantage students in our admissions process. It also sounds like you’re taking advantage of a lot of ways to learn more in your area— for other students who might not be able to visit, feel free to check out times when we’ll be in your area online here (we’re all setting our schedules for fall travel now, so check back frequently and don’t worry if we don’t have something listed in your town or state just yet!)
Imagined Conversations from Bygone Times
"And there you will see the University of Chicago’s cloning facility, which produces a steady supply of numbered, identical clones, of which I am number 1935. Continue this way to view the Giga-Laser!"
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We’re on The Facebook! We had to wait for them to expand into our college network, but now that we have the invite we can finally move our profile over from friendster!
Passengers in the observation car on the Hiawatha speed towards Chicago from Milwaukee , 1952.
This looks like a still from Mad Men, but, like, in the future.
chromoplastid said: Hello! I had a question in regards to creative supplements. If we're interested in studying creative writing (or even if it's just something students do as a hobby), would it be acceptable to send a short story or other excerpt of our writing? Thanks in advance!
Absolutely! You are welcome to upload a brief example of your creative work (art, music, writing, etc) to your UChicago Account under the header “Supplemental material”. We’re happy to receive this material, but do try and keep it a succinct representation of your work— say, instead of your whole novel, your best short story.
A New Yorker in Chicago | College Admissions | The University of Chicago -
For you New Yorkers out there, or just anybody who wants to hear more about life in the Second City, our admissions counselor for NYC wrote a companion post to our “Chicagoan in Chicago” blog post from earlier in the summer. Go out and read it!