Hi everyone! I’m Heather and I live in Warrington PA. Since I’m a freshman I’ve been introducing myself to a ton of people. I typically say that I’m from “outside of philly”, but I quickly realized that people legitimately get annoyed if you respond with that answer. I knew that a lot of people from that area went here, but I didn’t know it was the last place people wanted to hear when they asked where you were from.
Im currently undecided, but I am leaning towards a business related major. Personally, I have always liked science. It was one of my favorite subjects throughout middle and high school, but I realized that I am not interested in any profession that has to actually do with science. I don’t have the patience to sit in a lab and hold experiments. I’m the type of person that likes to see immediate results. If I had to conduct an experiment for a year I would grow extremely impatient. For a while I thought that I could go in a different direction of science and try to be in the medical field. I realized after taking anatomy my senior year how that was not going to be an option. My stomach couldn’t handle all that comes with working in a hospital.
I took this SCM 200 because my advisor said that this was a really different class. I have always loved present day science and learning about the innovations that we don’t necessarily hear about everyday. I thought it would be really cool to take a class that doesn’t have the words “bio” or “chem” in it. HERE Is an article that I read in anatomy class about electronic skin. This was one of my favorite present day science break through that we discussed.
Hi my name is Stephanie.
I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science with a double in Women’s Studies and minoring in African American Studies. Needless to say, I am a very humanities and social sciences type of girl. I’m not going to proclaim I HATE science per say, but definitely hate science class, because It doesn’t interests me. I think the last time I had a genuine interests in anything ‘science-y’ was when we got to watch this guy in class:
So that was what? Elementary school.
Let me elaborate. I like debate, open decorum, questions with no wrong answers, personal narratives and other things that have a direct connection to the lives of people. So the sort of work that I did in my science classes never really intrigued me; studying of genes, laws of physics, chemical elements and etc, yuck. I tend to, like most people, excel in the things I am interested in. For that reason I’ve always been really good at subjects similar to my majors and struggle to grasp scientific and math concepts.
In light of this post. here’s a video (hilariously) describing my problem with science:
With that said, however I do recognize the extreme importance of science. Often I am saddened by the terrible way science is taught in the United States. HERE is an article that pretty much sums up my qualms about science education in school.
So that brings me to SC 200. I took the class because the description read to me that this class will foster an appreciation for science for “non-science related majors” and that’s what I am hoping to gain by the end of the semester in a nutshell. I am not looking forward to learning something specific. I just need to not be so afraid/intimidated by the idea of taking science classes anymore, and I hope that is what this course can do for me.