rom the moment she arrived at Quinnipiac, Rachel Houlihan ‘22 knew she wanted to study history.
The idea of a world-sized classroom, where students develop a sophisticated view of their planet with enriched classes and off-campus opportunities, really appealed to her.
As part of this strategy, Houlihan and other freshman history majors took a cluster course last fall pairing world history taught by Associate Professor Nita Prasad and cultural anthropology taught by Professor Hillary Haldane.
The College of Arts and Sciences created the pilot program a few years ago, Senior Associate Dean Mary Paddock said. The world history and cultural anthropology classes are among the more than 60 intercultural understanding courses — I Courses, for short — available in the University Curriculum.
“When you’re taking two courses together like that, it can be a little tricky sometimes,” said Houlihan.