Friday, November 16, 2007

Music Appreciation

So I was sitting in Music Appreciation class today, and I know what you guys are thinking...Music Appreciation...why would you be taking that?! Well this is a class that is a general education credit that I had the opportunity to take to count for my graduation. Today in this class we got to listen to the Korean Percussion ensemble, which is a group of student and faculty musicians who perform for fun as a 1 credit class. In Music Appreciation. we often get the opportunity to listen to various types of music, and in turn we write reports on what we hear. If you ever want to have a fun general education class...this is definitely one that all of you should choose if you are thinking about going into Music, or if you just like listening to all types of Music, including music through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras. When you begin to take general education credits, sign up for some classes you know will interest you, and also some classes that you know absolutely nothing about. It's part of the unique general education experience!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Biology Class

So on Wednesday I was sitting in General Biology I, and the topic that we are currently talking about is Mitosis and Meiosis. Now if anybody out there is a Biology lover, you will know that these two topics are absolutely fascinating, and you will spend a lot of time on them. One of the most important things in college is to get a good professor to teach you these topics. This benefits you in two ways. One you are less likely to fall asleep in a lecture class. Two, you will do much better on tests because you will know what the teacher is talking about. My professor, Dr. Redman is absolutely amazing because she interacts with the class, and gives excellent visual examples to help the students understand what is going on. During this talk about Mitosis, Professor Redman talked about how the Chromosomes separate in Anaphase by bringing two students up to the front of the classroom, and pretending that they are chromosomes. It helped the class understand immensely! I was througholy impressed by this simple thing that she did for the class to make them understand. I realize that you can't pick your teachers Freshman year, but you can all the rest of the time. I encourage you to find out a little bit about your professors on, when you find out who your professor will be. I will talk to you guys next week!