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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students
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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students

At the beginning of this academic year, a group of dedicated faculty and staff were pleased to offer a brand new concentration in cognitive science at Macalester. Cognitive science is the study of systems, both natural and artificial, of knowledge and how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented. The concentration’s webpage summarizes, “the Cognitive Science…

New Food, Agriculture and Society concentration launches
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New Food, Agriculture and Society concentration launches

Due to popular demand, Macalester College has introduced a new concentration to its course catalogue this fall: Food, Agriculture, and Society (FAS). Initially, the concentration was a part of the Call to Action from the 2012 International Roundtable. The Roundtable is a yearly initiative led by the school to explore critical global issues. FAS was…

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The [critical] theory of everything: exploring a Macalester concentration

Which academic concentration at Macalester combines philosophy, science and math into one field. Stumped? Read on to discover the wonder and complexity of the critical theory (CT) concentration. “[The concentration] comes out of twentieth century French and German philosophy and essentially opens up a negative critical space instead of one of traditional philosophy,” explained CT…

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Potential concentration in Food and Agrarian Studies

A group of faculty, staff and students met Wednesday to explore the creation of a concentration in Food and Agrarian Studies. The concentration would organize pre-existing courses into a cohesive study of food production, consumption and culture. Food issues have been a longstanding passion at Macalester, dating back to campus activism during the 1960s. According…