As you may remember, I wrote
a blog post in January where I made predictions about all of my classes for the semester. Now that I’ve been on summer break for over a week, I figured it was time to reflect on these predictions and see how accurate I was.
Anthropology 2202H: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
This class was interesting, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Physical Anthropology class I took a few semesters ago. This Cultural Anthropology class had a lot of general terms to memorize that described how cultural anthropologists study different cultures. We did discuss a few specific cultures in terms of their family structure, economy, religion, etc., but not as much as I expected. I guess that makes sense for an intro class, though! One thing I did really like was that we had a lot of class discussions where we provided examples of terms we were learning from our own lives. That definitely helped me remember a lot of the ideas we were learning!
Speech and Hearing Science 4520: Intro to Speech-Language Pathology
This class was fun because we got to hear a lot about the professor’s own experiences working as a speech-language pathologist. It’s a lot easier for me to learn material when I can apply it to a real-life situation, so it was great to hear how the professor applied concepts in class to working in a hospital or leading a group for people who have had strokes. We also had a few guest speakers come to talk to the class–my favorite was a speech-pathologist who works with the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association who told us all about the different events that the association does!
History 3016: The Contemporary U.S. Since 1963
In my January blog post, I mentioned being worried about the time commitment for this class, but I ended up enjoying the material so much that I didn’t even mind the time commitment. A lot of the documentaries we watched were interesting and provided more context for the time period than a textbook would have. And although writing essays is never that much fun, at least I learned about
a resource that Ohio State offers its students!
Speech and Hearing Science 4540: Intro to Audiology
I loved this class! Talking about all of the tests audiologists perform, disorders they treat, and rehab options they provide made me even more excited to be an audiologist one day. And all of the information was presented in a straightforward, easy-to-remember way. Although this was just an intro course, it provided a strong foundation for future classes I plan to take and made me more confident about being an audiologist in the future.