For my scientific reasoning pillar, I took Chemistry 111 in the fall of my freshman year. This course taught the basics of chemistry and why certain reactions occurred. For this class, there were three lectures during the week and lab once a week. During the lab meeting, experiments were conducted to reinforce the different topics that were taught in lecture. Also, for lab each week, we had to turn in a mini lab reports and for the final lab of the semester, we had to complete a complete lab report using the different techniques that we had applied throughout the year. I found that I was able to better understand the material because we were able to apply the material in lab. Below, I have attached my final lab report which contains all of the components that were used on our weekly lab reports.
Ever since I was in high school, I have been interested in 9/11 so when I learned that there was an English course that I could take that was dedicated to literature about 9/11, I was so excited. In this course, the professor gave us several readings that were not exactly about 9/11 but had central themes that tied to the event, such as war and personal security. When I thought about an English class, I mainly thought that only we would be reading books, but every class, the professor tied in movies, television series, and commercials that showed the same central themes as the books discussed. I loved learning about how to analyze the different texts and television shows to find the ways that these connected to the ideas taught in class. At the end of the semester, after finishing the readings, the professor assigned us a major project which could be on any topic that we wanted and any format that we wanted as long as it tied the readings to 9/11. I have attached below the personal narrative that I wrote for this project about how the events of 9/11 have changed my career and training as a First Responder.
In lower, middle and upper school, I took both French and Spanish as apart of the college-prep curriculum taught at my school. By the time I got to college, I had taken over four years of Spanish, and I knew that I wanted to increase my knowledge of this language because it would be most applicable in the nursing field. In this course, we learned about the basics of Spanish, but also, we learned about the Spanish culture. I loved Professora Sanchez’s class because instead of just lecturing, she was very interactive and passionate about us learning the language and the culture. At the end of the semester, Professora Sanchez divided the class into partners, and we had to create a presentation about a significant holiday in a Spanish-speaking country. I have attached the presentation that I completed on the country of Costa Rica and the celebration of Del Día de la Independencia or Independence Day.
I took this course to fulfill the Human Behavior and Social Institutions pillar along with a requirement for the BSN Program the fall of my freshman year. In this course, we learned about the different developmental stages that humans go through and the changes that occur in these stages. We also discussed the various theories that describe the changes involved in the development of a child. To help us apply the material to real-world experiences, we were completed a project called the Three Ages Project. The requirements for the project included a ten-page paper and presentation based on interviews of children who were in the toddler stage of development, pre-teen stage of development and the teenage stage of development. For my project, I interviewed a 5-year-old, 12-year-old, and 17-year-old. I have attached my paper below.