Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Choices, choices...

I didn't realize but the time has come for me to pick FALL classes already. It really sneaks up on me every semester; I should really pay more attention! Alas, I am trying to arrange my school schedule for September.

I have two HR classes I will be taking, but then I would like to take a third class. I always struggle with electives since I don't have a ton of interest in classes besides the ones I'm already taking. So I've narrowed it down to two options that I would be semi-interested in. Below are the course descriptions; your feedback is more than welcome as to which would be more interesting PLUS get me a better grade! Both are first year level courses.

1. ASTRONOMY: Students will study a wide range of topics in astronomy from the point of view of a non-scientist. They will study topics including the earth, solar system, stars, the Milky Way, galaxies and cosmology and will discuss and study current events of astronomical interest. The laboratory component will include indoor experiments and outdoor observations. This is an introductory course in astronomy intended for students not specializing in science. No prior study of physics or astronomy is required.

2. RELIGIONS OF INDIA: Students will study the four major religions that originated in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. They will study these religions with an emphasis on both scriptural sources and religious practices. They will also examine the development of these religious traditions within their socio-cultural and historical contexts, including Islamic influence.

4 comments:

  1. I would go with the religions of India! The other one looks like it has a lab, and that means more school hours for you! Plus you are interested in Indian culture, so why not??
    Jen

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  2. You should go with Religions of India & learn more of your adopted culture ;)

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  3. Good call ferfer...I do NOT want to have to do a lab and be at school for longer than need be!!!! I am officially signed up for Religions of India :)

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  4. Yes... I think Religions of India would make you more worldly :) Not that you aren't already!! But Astronomy might be a good hobby later in life! And I agree - nobody wants to take a lab if they don't have to!

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