Academic Excellence: Inside Five MHC Classes
See why the Princeton Review ranked Mount Holyoke first in the category of Best Classroom Experience in 2011, and why 14 faculty have been named to the Princeton Review’s list of best 300 professors.
Embedded Practitioners in Politics & Rhetoric
Mount Holyoke's Nexus program enables students to link their liberal arts education with practical experience as they explore their career goals. In the Politics & Rhetoric course, which is part of our Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus, students came together in the classroom to combine traditional liberal arts learning with a campaign simulation.
War: What Is It Good For?
Mount Holyoke College students discuss "War: what is it good for?" in a course team-taught by Professors Ferraro and Hashmi. Through the expertise of eight professors in fields ranging from biology to the humanities, multimedia resources, and the insights of guest speakers (including veteran and author Tyler E. Boudreau), this course looks deeply at war.
Crab Research in the Field and the Lab
Students are integral to biology professor Renae Brodie's research on the larval stages of fiddler crabs.
Papermaking at Mount Holyoke College
In Papermaking/Paper Art (Art Studio 280) students learn Eastern and Western styles of papermaking with Professor Rie Hachiyanagi.
Physics Department Student Research
Independent research is a significant component of the physics major at Mount Holyoke College. Students work in atomic force microscopy and thermal mapping, and now have the capacity to fabricate solar cells and organic LEDs (OLEDs) thanks to a new lab.
Medical Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College
"It's only interesting if we disagree," says Professor of Anthropology Lynn Morgan. In her medical anthropology course, Morgan fosters conversations in which students challenge their assumptions about how to define disease, the proper role of biomedicine, how certain illnesses are privileged in society, and much more. In the video clip, students engage the topic of "amputee wannabes," or people who hope to recruit medical science to help make them feel whole by cutting off otherwise healthy limbs.