Post by: Jarred Batchelor-Hamilton, MDiv 2020, HDS Office of Admissions Graduate Assistant.
If you’ve ever wondered what an HDS classroom looks like in action, this post is for you. Current MDiv student, Jarred Batchelor-Hamilton, writes about his experience in Dr. Cornel West’s course on W.E.B. Du Bois. Whether current applicant or prospective student, you are welcome to sign-up for a class visit on our Admissions Events Calendar. While the class featured in this post is not offered this semester, there are many other wonderful courses open to visitors. I also recommend checking out our Course Catalog.
This past semester, I took a course called “The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois.” The course was taught by none other than premier Du Bois scholar, Cornel West. My friends and family ask all the time, “what is it like to take a class with Cornel West?” My answer is, as you might guess, “quite life-changing actually.” One facet about this course is that students from all over the Yard also took the course (Ed School, Law School, the College, even a few 1st and 2nd year PhD students) only enriching the discussion even more.Continue reading