I’ve been back State-side for nearly two months now. My plans have been going well and I’ve got to see quite a few old friends! We still have sunshine here in Georgia, but cold weather is coming and it may freeze soon.
I left the States in August 2017 as a senior and came back a year later as a college graduate!
I absolutely adored Uni and wanted to share another post on this blog about American university! I was a German Literature major, so this post will be most relevant for students of humanities. However, everyone is invited to read and may find some inspiration for their coursework here 🙂
Even before I began university, I was fascinated by the variety of courses offered in just one major and there were many other departments that interested me. I really don’t have any regrets about my college years, but, of course, I didn’t get to do everything I wanted. To share some of my experience as an American college student and reflect on my major and classes taken, I put together this little post: 3 Classes I Wish I’d Taken at University
And before I dive in to the classes, I want to share a great resource for deciding on a major at college and, later, selecting a career specialization. “What Can I Do With This Major” provides an in-depth approach to career options with a particular major. I think it also gives insight into some steps you should take during your college career. So, I’m a big fan of the site!
3 Classes I Wish I’d Taken at University
1. Business Writing:
Upon taking “Women Lead in Business” at my Uni, I realized that there was a lot I did not know about the business world.
The reason for this class is simple–being able to adjust your writing according to the proper style/convention is important not only during your college career but also in your professional life.
Not only would I have improved my writing in this area, I think I also would have learned a lot about business culture, ethics, research practices and verbal argumentation. Not to mention, it wouldn’t look bad to have “Business Writing”
on your resume 😉
Looking back, there are a few reasons as to why I wish I would have taken theater.
But to be honest, I was not interested at all in taking drama class at high school and was usually shy and nervous about giving presentations until university. So, I thought that theater wasn’t the right place for me.
Oftentimes the performance is just as important as the quality or depth (think about speaking with a great accent in a foreign language despite only knowing a few phrases), and I think that is where theater has its role in preparing you to speak and perform, to be witty and natural, and to entertain your audience. Also, I would love to build my technical knowledge of theater.
3. Creative Writing:
Again, another writing class! While I have started adopting outlines and pre-writing techniques to improve my writing, I really would like to push my creativity and ability to describe something in words… to create a fictional world, to write a small scene or to embrace some lyrical rhythm in my prose.
I loved going to the Writing Studio at my school and getting feedback on my essays before turning them in! I would have enjoyed a creative writing class in poetry and fiction, which offered practice in styles, points of views, and structure.
I think most humanities majors would benefit from a creative writing class as they would not only get their creativity flowing, but also learn how to give and take constructive criticism, how to express themselves better, and writing regularly could serve as an outlet to relieve stress.
Let’s start a conversation! Which classes are on your list? Like and share with your friends.
**Coming Soon: “My First Trip Abroad in Photos/Roots of this Blog” & “My Favorite 5 Classes at University”**