Maggie Rand took “Cults & Contagion: Religion and Disease from the Middle Ages to Modern Times” in fall 2020.
“The most memorable portion of this class was when Dr. Downing delivered a lecture on the short story The Black Spider, Dr. Downing drew my attention to fascinating bits of symbolism I had missed during my initial reading of the text. Compared to other classes, this course provided a greater opportunity to get to know my peers on a deeper level. Through Breakout Room discussions and our group project I was able to chat and collaborate with a number of my classmates. This Carolina Away experience through our lectures exposed me to a number of professors who are experts in an array of disciplines. In the future. I would like to enroll in the courses they teach.”