Common Intellectual Experience

All Majors & Minors

Sam Rosenthal

Class Year



Flemington, NJ


Media and Communications


Film Studies

Most Memorable Moment in Class

One class we discussed reincarnation.  In this class, our Professor reminded us that we could not prove that this was impossible.  As a child, my Dad used to play a game with me called “Real, or imaginary”.  Trying to explain the difference between imagination and reality reminded me of those moments.

Did CIE help you form personal connections on campus?

Of course! I met some of my closest friends/role models from CIE.

How did CIE change or challenge your view on something?

CIE forced me to prove my claims.  I believe that teaching the importance of truth and critical thinking is the most important lesson that school can teach you.

What you really need to know about CIE…

Concern for your grade is only one way of looking at CIE.  There are others that you will discover if you take the class seriously.

What CIE will do for you?

It is different for everybody.