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  1. Northwestern has already offered me a fully-funded package while Columbia simply mean more debt. Right now, my decision has brought about a serious conflict between what my mind wants (the economic convenience and flexibility presented by Northwestern) and what my heart desires (the academic prestige, rigor, faculty, and of course, the city lifestyle presented by Columbia). I already visited Northwestern's campus and the greater Chicago area last month as part of the recruiting event; I was able to spend time with the other accepted students (there were about 5-6 of us), the faculty, and even
  2. Hello all, I just had a question. I currently have a BA and would love to go to grad school, but I can't figure out what sort of career path I would want to pursue. The reason for that is this: I am immensely passionate about and good at languages, and I love helping people learn them and walking them through grammar and conversation. I know I would love teaching at the university level (absolutely not high school though), but I have absolutely no interest in research or publishing. I don't mean that in a "lazy" sort of way; my interests simply lie in teaching rather than publishing. The
  3. Hey all , I need someone who is familiar with DAAD scholarship I need to know more about DAAD scholarship about the preliminary German courses prior to the scholarship , is it funded ? when students take those courses ? I am asking these questions because I am working in a full-time job and I don't know whether I should consider quitting my job during the courses or not . One more question , Do I have to pass the preliminary courses in order to get the scholarship ? or if I was selected then I am selected and the german courses will have no effect on my chances ? Thanks all
  4. Hi all! I am a first-year student studying art history, and a requirement of my university's program is that I study two different languages. I am planning on taking a course this summer so I can put lots of focus into it. I am currently taking French, and am between taking either Italian or German this summer. I am interested in going to graduate school as well (and know that a lot of schools require reading knowledge of certain languages) and am most interested in the Renaissance and Baroque eras as of yet, so that's why I am focusing on Italian and German. I'm split be
  5. Hello all! I am writing to ask if any of you either stumbled across an answer in your own research or know of something at your university. I am looking for a program that would effectively allow me to work (well, aspire to work) in an interdisciplinary philosophy of music space. My interests and abilities are diverse, and that is making me hesitant to apply to either "plain old" philosophy programs, where work in music would likely be very minor -- I only really know of Columbia having much discussion, and even then not much, or musicology programs, in which there is less focus on rigor
  6. I have heard repeatedly on these forums that it's important to have a "paper trail" of language courses before applying for PhD programs. I'm interested in taking a German language course offered by the graduate studies center of a nearby university, but it's a "non-credit" course and they don't provide a transcript, although they do provide official documentation of a student's performance upon request. My question is this - is a non-credit course like this worth taking before applying to PhD programs? Since it's non-credit, will schools view this course as no different than my studying
  7. I know (really I know) that publications are not required for admission to top PhD programs, and even that some people advise against publishing early. So don't worry about that. But I would like to bolster my application for next round, however possible. Does anybody know of decent journals that publish history of philosophy articles, especially classical German philosophy (Kant, Hegel) in English? I know of Kant-Studien, Kantian Review, Kant Studies Online, Hegel Bulletin, Journal of the History of Philosophy (and other general history journals), Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosoph
  8. Hi all, After thinking about many other career options, I am currently considering doing a PhD in German. I don't know much about them, though, so I need your advice! A bit about me: I have taken a number of intensive German courses in college, passed a proficiency exam, and travelled to Germany twice. However, I am really rusty with the lang. right now because it's been a year since I've taking a German language course. How important is your German knowledge when being considered for admission? I am currently double majoring in Psychology and Creative Writing, with a minor
  9. I didn't find a topic on this but I think it's an important question to ask. I'm going to start taking German this summer and I wanted some opinions on the Goethe Institute. It's a bit pricy, but if I could take four nine week courses while I'm in a gap year and be prepared to take a language exam soon after starting a program that would be fantastic! Does anyone have experience with this program? Is it geared more towards speaking than grammar/reading? Is it worth the price? Thanks.
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