WE ARE... Not Science Majors.


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            Throughout my high school years, math and science were never my strong subjects. After completing my first year of college, I quickly learned that Penn State is full of people who seem to excel in the subjects I just couldn't seem to grasp (math and science). While my current major doesn't require much math, it does require a lot of general science credits. I found myself desperately searching for "easy A" science classes, but I had troubling finding one that really interested me. I stumbled across Science 200, and the description immediately caught my eye. It seemed different than other science courses I had taken, and after hearing nothing but great things about it, I decided to add it to my schedule.

            Let's face the facts: I'm enrolled in SC200 because I heard it's not the most difficult class, but that's not the only reason. I also have heard that the discussions are very mind opening and that on numerous occasions, you walk away with a changed point of view. I think it's important to take classes that can benefit me as a person specifically. Memorizing facts, numbers, and statistics are a commonplace in college; unfortunately, I can't apply most of this to my life. I'm hoping that through Science 200 I will learn to appreciate science in my life and in our world as a whole, not just in a textbook.

After my first day in Science 200, I felt like I was finally in the right class for me. I'm not a science major, and I honestly don't think I ever could be. I have a great deal of respect for people who have a natural ability in math and science related fields, mostly because those areas are so difficult for me. I've always struggled with science, so for me, majoring in science was never really an option. Growing up I always wanted to be a marine biologist, but that dream quickly faded when I realized how science related that career is. I am currently in the College of Communications and have an intended major of Public Relations, which I personally think is a much better fit for me.

All in all, I'm excited that to be a part of Science 200 and I can't wait to see what it holds for me this semester! We are!

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Hey Kara! You and I are very similar! I pretty much spent my entire childhood wanting to be a marine biologist/ dolphin trainer, and like you my dream faded as well! I was originally a PR major until I switched over to Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management. I'm also really looking forward to this class and seeing all that it has to offer. Hoping it works out for us as much as we want it to! See you around!

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