Category Archives: First Year Courses

Math 171

I had signed up for this class because it was a prerequisite for the supplied statistics level perspectives course I was going to take. I am now enrolled in another course to fulfill the applied statistics course. However, I am still grateful I took this course. It was a good introduction into statistics, and I can foresee using some of the math I learned in this class in real life. I am also taking a social research and program evaluation course this coming fall. I feel like math 171 was a good foundation level course to take before taking the social research class. Math 171 also helped me better develop team work skills because we were assigned written assignments that we had to complete within groups.

Below is the first written math assignment I completed in this course with the help of two other honors students.

Crim 100

I was nervous about whether or not I would like this class because it was my first criminal justice class since changing my major. This class helped reassure me that I wanted to major in criminal justice. It helped me better understand the criminal justice system as a whole and all that it entails. Before taking this class I did not know of all the different jobs that the criminal justice field has to offer. After the court unit, I realized that I want to work within the court system after graduating Longwood.

Below is my final paper for this class, it is about prison life.

SOCL 205

Sociology 205 was based on deviance within society. We discussed deviant acts and theories that sociologist have developed to help understand why people commit the deviant acts they do. I enjoyed this class because most of the material we learned I had never been introduced to before. It helped me also further my skills in note taking because this class was very lecture based.

Below was my final paper for this class, I wrote it on rape on college campuses. 

Span 211

I am thankful that I took Spanish 211 the semester after taking Spanish 111. Everything that I had learned from taking Spanish 111 the semester before taking Spanish 211 helped me excel in all the material in this class. Spanish 111 gave me a nice introduction and foundation into the Spanish language. I was able to further my growth in the language during this course by more oral practice as well as by learning more tenses. Professor Sergio also made a lot more requirements for our essays during this course which helped strengthen my writing in Spanish. We also went more into depth of the Spanish culture in this class, and were required to write summary reports from articles we has read off of Spanish culture based websites.

Below is one of my essays from Spanish 211. It is about my favorite movie, and the plot behind the movie. Also included in the essay is things I would want to change about the movie.


Span 111

Spanish 111 was one of the classes I was most nervous to take as I came into my first semester at Longwood. I took three semesters of Spanish in high school and did well, but my teacher was very good. I was scared that Professor Sergio would expect our Spanish to be of a certain standard. Although he did expect that, and challenged my class through the Spanish language he made it clear he understood we were all learning. His class was well organized, and I decided to take him again for Spanish 211 for second semester because I enjoyed his teaching methods so much. Below is my first essay I wrote for his class describing myself, my life, and what I like.