Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Introduction to Classes

I have been back at Clark for about twenty-six hours, and already I've: attended one class, gathered my textbooks, seen friends, cleaned mold out of my fridge, and slipped on the ice approximately five times. It's going to be a good semester!

I'm taking mainly psychology courses in order to continue fulfilling my basic processes and introductory course requirements; those which must be fulfilled before moving onto the mid-level courses. I'm pretty excited about the classes I'm taking, despite three of them being required in some regard. I'm taking Astronomy (ASTR002), which fulfills my science perspective. I managed to get into PSYC143, Human Sexuality, which fulfills my basic processes requirement and will be very interesting, especially since such topics are rather taboo throughout high school, thus limiting my exposure to them. In addition, I signed up for PSYC175, Intro to Clinical Psychology, which will not fulfill any requirements for me. However, I am very interested to learn about clinical psych and what it actually entails.  

My fourth course is PSYC109, Qualitative Methods. This is one of the basic intro courses required for all psychology majors. Because I am a bit behind with my requirements, many of the students in the class are grades younger than I am, and even some of the PLA's (peer learning assistants) are a grade younger. It is rather silly! I attended class today and it seems like it will be an enjoyable semester, complete with two major projects; a continuous observation project, and an interview project focused on the elderly. I am completely infatuated with elderly people as a whole, so this topic could not be better catered to my interests. 

I would have liked to take some Jewish Studies courses this semester, but there wasn't a substantial selection of them being offered and those that were conflicted with my schedule. No matter, it will be great to have finished all of my basic psych requirements and different perspectives courses by the end of this semester. 

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