Hello, my name is Christian Duncan. I am a senior majoring in communication arts and sciences. I was undecided my first two years here at main campus and had a difficult time choosing what exactly I wanted to get my degree in. Communication interested me in particular because it is crucial to the exchange of knowledge between individuals. I can possess immense amounts of knowledge, however if I’m unable to communicate it effectively does it serve much of a purpose? This realization opened my eyes to why I wanted to be in college.
I chose this course in particular because the name captured my interest. I feel as though humans are drawn to controversy because of our natural desire to know and figure things out. I believe that we want to reach a level of certainty within our lives. By taking this class I expect to be presented with new ways of thinking and seeing the world as it is around me.
Lastly, the reason I am not a science major is because it is too specialized for my taste. As a CAS major, I believe knowing a little about everything can be more advantageous that knowing a lot about one particular subject. If you have ever heard the saying “versatility is key” then you may know what I mean. Though science is everywhere and is a major part of our everyday lives, I don’t feel as though the major itself will grant me the same opportunities as pursuing a CAS major.