Posted: Feb 21, 2006 2:08 am
UofM is kind of hit or miss as far as Departments go. For instance, the Philosophy program has been ranked in the country's top ten for the past decade, on the other hand the anthropology/sociology department is basically meaningless to any other grad school in the country. history department has a few well known academics (Penner, Judoken, Laumman, Crawford, Brand), but there are also a lot of professors that teach classes like middleschool substitutes. the music department: performance is pretty dry, but music business and recording are supposed to be good (ask Will). Psychology is good as are most of the sciences except for Geography/Geology. The english department is overall one of the worst in the country, but occasionally there are a few well respected writers/academics that teach courses. THe business departments are supposed to be decent...if your think is being a numberpunching functionary. Foreign languages, except for German, are terrible, and you constantly have to worry about your program being cut. They got rid of mine, Russian, at the same time they did Chinese. Mathematics is supposed to be good - they have some well known folks teaching upper division classes and just plain good professors teaching the lower level courses. My majors were Political Science (which has gone to shit) and International Studies (a self-groomed, interdisciplinary program - worth checking out). Well shit that's a lot of info. I just graduated from there in December. I have no feeling of accomplishment, and I have come to the conclusion that it was one of the greatest mistakes of my life. I no longer have dreams.