This class will forever hold a special moment in my heart. This class focused on the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman history, along with some background stuff. I really enjoyed going to this class and it felt like a great environment for learning between everyone in my class bonding and getting along with the professor who is no longer teaching. What I can say is I appreciate everything this class taught me not only on the subject, but on what a college class can be if everyone gets involved. While learning for our degree is crucial, it is nice to bond and make friendships and mentor-ships along the way. With this I leave one fact that will follow me forever and will forever be known as the founding of Mythology. This fact is that Zeus could not keep it in his pants and that is why mythology can always lead back to him.
When it came to this course, I finally had a good understanding and love for my two favorite subjects: Teaching and sociology. I say that if i was not a history major, I would be a sociology major due to the linguistics of studying the interactions between people. With the right professor, anything can be accomplished. She made it easy to pass the class as long as you put in the effort. I am very grateful for her time and dedication to her craft. Through her knowledge and passion, I developed the same kind of passion for the subject. What is presented her is the pre-class paper on what we knew of the course subject of this semester, which was school violence. This topic hits close to home, so being able to take this class and understand why things happen really made a difference.
When it comes to my first political class, I did not know what to expect, but my goodness was it tough. I struggled to get through it and passed the course through the skin of my teeth, but hey, a passing grade is a passing grade. What I did not understand was how an introductory class could be so difficult. I thought I knew what I was talking about, but no surprise, it was all up to the professor. One thing I can say is that it taught me how to work through the fear of failing my first class since coming to Longwood. It also taught me that some professors must be avoided at all costs. What I can say is that if you don’t succeed the first time, it is okay. Sometimes, you might be able to surprise yourself and win in the end. The article I have here is a book review that I did. While the grade was not the best, what I can say was it showed my persistence to complete it as it took me HOURS to do. If you put the time into it, it will reward you.
Going into this class, I already had an idea on what it would be like. I had a feeling that this class would parallel the class I took in high school. In some aspects I was correct, but others I was not. The class in itself came easy to me, like I had been doing the material forever, but I had come to realize that this was the moment that begun my shift from teaching in a classroom to teaching in a public setting. I wanted to teach and help children learn the importance of our history, but I did not want to confine myself to a classroom. With that being said, in the back of my mind this thought lingered. It was not until next semester that I did the switch to have a concentration in public history.
Upon entering this course, I expected it to be similar to the Microeconomics course I had taken a semester prior. As I make it well-known, I am not an economics major or minor. I could honestly not care for any part of the class material, but one thing I can say is that I was surprised in how well I received the information and noticed a shift in my interest in class. Granted, I still and will not expand any further than I had to on the subject involving math, but I can appreciate the topic a lot more than I did my Freshman year of college. With that being said all the course work presented was through quizzes on canvas, therefore I cannot upload my test scores, however I will leave you with a quote from an economist, Thomas Sowell, to leave you with.
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”