BY AVERY MARTIN ’22
Philosophy, as an academic field, tends to be extremely homogeneous. The majority of material covered in academic philosophy comes from a “canon” of western philosophers such as Plato, Socrates and Nietzsche.
BY FALGUNI BASNET ’21
The Mount Holyoke history department is one of the earliest academic departments, with records dating back to 1837, the year the College was established. According to a report from the archives “first-year students were required to know American history when they entered, were launched on a sweeping survey of ancient and modern times, [and] while in the last year, the minds and morals of the seniors were informed by the study of ecclesiastical history.”