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.
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.