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Renaissance Classes... Making conections

(Keren Nathalie Urrutia) Permanent link

I love my classes this semester. 

I'm having extra fun in my Renaissance classes. For those of you who don't know how these classes work, here is a little explanation. 

Every semester, Renaissance scholars take either a 1 credit class during the Fall or a 6 credits class during the Spring. The 6 credit class is a combination of two classes, a learning community actually, in which two classes in very different disciplines are taught in a way that both classes connect concepts and make relationships between one academic discipline to the other. Then, you write a paper and present it in the Honor’s Colloquium at the end of every semester.

It's pretty cool because who knew that Literature and Psychology had things in common huh?  (Those are the classes I'm taking this semester by the way)

This is why I love my Renaissance classes. They make you think critically about two things that you would have never connected with each other without the extra push the class requires. For example, right now we are studying The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and we are applying Psychology to our literary analysis. It's amazing how the author of the book put together a story that covers so many aspects of psychology in a novel that, besides being short, is very interesting and fun to read.

I'm analyzing the novel in ways that I don't think I would have considered if it wasn't for this class. I'm learning a lot about both disciplines, and I'm having fun! I can’t wait until we have to start writing our final paper. It’s going to be challenging, but I’m sure it will be exciting.

Let me tell you... if you meet the requirements to apply for the Renaissance Scholars Honors Program, do it! You won't regret it.



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