Certificates: Arabic Language & Culture and Near Eastern Studies
Study Abroad: Spring 2013 semester at Al Akhwayan Univeristy in Ifrane, Morocco.
I never expected to fall in love with philosophy. I came into Princeton thinking of being a Politics major. I took PHI203 (Intro. to Metaphysics and Epistemology) my freshman fall out of pure curiosity, since I had never formally learned any philosophy in high school. My professor, Gideon Rosen, was spectacular and encouraged me to take more classes in the department. I changed my mind about doing Politics after 203, and the icing on the cake was when I took PHI300 (Plato and His Predecessors) sophomore fall with Benjamin Morison. I concentrated early and have written one of my JPs, analyzing Plato's condemnation of poetry in his Republic under Professor Morison's advising.
I also am an avid language learner and have taken Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese at Princeton. I attended both the Princeton in Petersburg (2011) and Princeton in Brazil (2012), along with the ARANAS Arabic language program in Morocco (2012).
Favorite Classes: PHI203- Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology, PHI300- Plato and His Predecessors, NES362- Blood, Sex, Oil: The Caucasus, ARA307- Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, POL210- Political Theory
Contact: You can contact me at kbushko@