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Jessie

Jessie

Jessie

"This interdisciplinary approach has allowed me to think critically about the social world in a way that no single-track degree would have prepared me for!"


My name is Jessie and I'm currently a second year at Selwyn taking the politics and sociology double track. I love the HSPS Tripos because it has given me the opportunity to encounter a wide range of disciplines within my first year and study them in considerable depth. From then, we can choose to specialise, but are still given some flexibility, which has allowed me to continue on with both politics and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach has allowed me to think critically about the social world in a way that no single-track degree would have prepared me for! The sociology department provides an amazing selection of courses in the third year, and does an incredible job of providing the theoretical foundation necessary for further study in the first and second years. I have particularly enjoyed the papers on social theory, which are not only challenging on a theoretical level, but encourage an interrogation with actual social phenomena using the theoretical frameworks. I also love that we have the option of doing a dissertation in our third year, which allows us to delve into a topic we are passionate about and get a taste of post-grad study.

 

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