With two films set to hit theaters next week, Emma Watson is almost done with her promo duties for both “This is the End” and “Bling Ring” … and is planning to return to Brown University and finish her studies.
In a recent interview with Rookiemag, Watson revealed her experience with Brown University. She said: “I really like the fact that it has a very open curriculum, that there aren’t any requirements. Really, I’ve kind of been in charge of my own education since I started out on Potter when I was 9 or 10, and I liked that I could design my own major if I wanted to, and I could take independent studies if I wanted to on subjects that weren’t necessarily in the curriculum. I did an independent study on the psychology and philosophy of how and why we fall in love, which was awesome.”
When asked to explain some more, Emma said: “We’d need like six hours! Opportunities like that, and the idea of classes being pass/fail, make it sound as if you don’t have to work as hard, but it actually gives you the freedom to try out things that you wouldn’t be able to do if you had to get a certain GPA on your transcript. It lets you take classes that you wouldn’t otherwise. And it attracts a certain type of student: [someone] very independent who wants to take responsibility and control of what they’re learning. That really appealed to me, as well.”
Although it Watson was rumored to have been bullied in school when she left Brown in 2011, she made a statement soon after that her reasons for stopping is due to scheduling conflicts of shooting “The Perks of being a Wallflower.”
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