What types of courses would be taught at this site?
Also, don’t worry about the ‘correct’ way to interpret a question.
If there exists a correct way to interpret the prompt I chose, it certainly was not my answer.” In the spirit of adventurous inquiry (and with the encouragement of one of our current students! Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future?
Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.
a full list of unmodified majors ready for your editor’s eye is available here. Describe something vestigial (real or imagined) and provide an explanation for its existence.
In French, there is no difference between “conscience” and “consciousness.” In Japanese, there is a word that specifically refers to the splittable wooden chopsticks you get at restaurants.
If there’s a limited amount of matter in the universe, how can Olive Garden (along with other restaurants and their concepts of food infinity) offer truly unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks?
Explain this using any method of analysis you wish—physics, biology, economics, history, theology… UChicago has international campus centers around the world, but we don’t have any interplanetary, interstellar, or interdimensional campuses… Propose a spot in time or space, in this or any universe, for a new UChicago campus.
The German word “fremdschämen” encapsulates the feeling you get when you’re embarrassed on behalf of someone else.
All of these require explanation in order to properly communicate their meaning, and are, to varying degrees, untranslatable. Parts of an atom, laws of thought, a guideline for composition. Create your own group of threes, and describe why and how they fit together.