Q: What are you majoring in?
EB: East Asian Studies & Economics
Q: What prompted you to apply for an EAS Major?
EB: I was always very interested in learning an Asian language. When I saw the civilization requirement to major, rather than minor, I thought it would be interesting.
Q: What are some challenges you've encountered as a double major?
EB: Time. I will just barely be meeting my requirement for both majors after taking one semester abroad. This also means I wasn't able to take any classes that weren't required for either CAS CORE or one of the two majors.
Q: Do you have any recommendations for students who are contemplating a double major?
EB: Do it. Unless you are very unsure and want to take classes from a few different departments, then it may be better to pursue a minor. But if you're interested in EAS and/or one of the languages it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.
Q: What was your favorite class and/or which faculty at NYU had the greatest impact in your studies?
EB: My favorite class so far, aside from language classes, was Media Aesthetics in Japan with Phil Kaffen. The class had students from multiple schools in NYU including CAS, Steinhardt, Tisch etc. Professor Kaffen wanted to have an open forum discussion about our assigned reading for each class, so having so many perspectives made for a really interesting class.