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Karleta P.

Major: Sociology
From the Lions Mouth: 
“For me, the Core was a great way to explore new areas. My first year, I registered for Beginning Korean I on a whim and loved it! My class had only nine students and the professor was so understanding and passionate about teaching. Since then, I have taken Korean for nearly every semester and even studied abroad in Seoul during my junior year. The Core helped me discover new areas of interest that greatly shaped my Columbia experience.”
My Columbia Day: 
  • Head to my Sociology of African American Life class. Today, we discussed Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital and the role it plays in the education of low-income and minority students.

  • Off to my Art Humanities class. Today, class is held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Recently, we have been talking about elements of gothic architecture. Now we have the chance to see these elements in real life at one of the most famous gothic cathedrals in the city—conveniently just a few blocks from campus!

  • Lunch at Ferris Booth Commons with my closest friends. Today, they are serving spicy buffalo chicken wraps. Yum!

  • Go to Methods of Social Research, my favorite class. This week, our assignment was to conduct ethnographic research on a segment of Broadway. After learning about ethnographic studies, it was great to implement what we learned on the streets of New York City!