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Meet Geraldine Nabeta, an Emory College junior and a German studies major. She came to Emory with a deep interest in furthering her understanding of German literature and culture and has been studying German ever since. Nabeta describes the German ...

The Wheel sat down with Elizabeth Neyman, ’15C, to talk about the Interdisciplinary Studies major. So, what exactly is the IDS major? The IDS major stands for Interdisciplinary Studies. For me, the IDS major is a way to link up ...

Sam Stevens, College ’15   What exactly is the History major? Ordering a disgusting amount of books from Amazon each August and January. Why are you majoring in History? As a freshman and even a sophomore I was not sure ...

Carla Elias Nava, College ’14   What exactly is the Linguistics major? The Linguistics major provides the opportunity to study language in all of its contexts, observing and creating human language while attempting to understand what it really is — ...

College junior Sonam Vashi is a Journalism and Political Science co-major. She enjoys breakfast foods, “that dumb shibe meme” and sitting. As the Wheel’s Copy Chief, she is in charge of fact-checking and editing for grammar and style. She sat ...

Ashley Hicks, College ’14 So, what exactly is a Medieval Studies major? A Medieval Studies major is probably one of the rarer or less-talked-about undergrad majors. But it’s super fun for weird people who like studying things like the origins ...

Anusha Ravi, College ’15 What exactly is the Political Science major? The Political Science major is a compilation of classes that strive to educate on political systems, governments, public policy and political behavior, both in the United States and abroad. ...

Irina Lucaciu College ’15   So, what exactly is the NBB major?  NBB stands for Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. It is an interdisciplinary program that brings together knowledge primarily from the fields of neuroscience, biology, psychology and anthropology. We (NBB ...

What’s the difference between the English major and the Comparative Literature major? I will give you a partisan opinion. I think a lot of interesting things happen in English departments, but Comparative Literature is much more radical in terms of ...