Students Share Their Favorite Classes
The Fall 2011 semester begins at Meredith on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. As the new academic year approaches, Meredith’s Office of Admissions asked a group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to to tell us about their first semester freshman year favorite classes.
“First Year Experience (FYE). This class allowed me to see the variety of services at Meredith and meet people from offices all over campus. We had different guest speakers and I learned about the traditions and events that Meredith College is known for. It was here that I learned about study abroad and the many opportunities that are available to us as students here on campus. This class also allowed me to meet a group of students that I otherwise would not have met.”—Brittany Murray, ’13
“English 111 – Principles of Writing with Dr. Roberts. She made the class very interesting, fun and allowed in depth discussion. We read “My Sister’s Keeper,” which is a book I wouldn’t have read on my free time – so it was nice that she let us read a recent book.” —Jade Rice, ’13
“Pilates. It gave me a chance to do something I never have the time to do. It taught me to relax and believe in myself.” —Coley Ledford, ’13
“Perspective in Dance. It is an introductory class for all dance majors and during it you experience several forms of dance and look at career choices. It was very helpful in making sure I had chosen the right major for me.” —Angel Jackson, ’13
“A special topics class called “The Future of Technology.” I had never taken a computer science class before and it was by the purest fluke that I took that class in the fall. It was probably the best thing to happen to me. My advice to you is to take classes you know you will like, but also take one class that pushes the perceived boundaries of yourself … make room for the class that sets your imagination on fire and tugs your heartstrings. Take chances! You will not regret it.”— Cecelia Blair, ’14
“My religious ethics class has been my favorite thus far. It was challenging but very enjoyable. All the topics we discuss required you to think outside the box and it teaches people to be able to defend their stance on topics such as abortion, immigration, same-sex marriage, etc. It was the most interesting class I have taken.” —Dayanna Hernandez, ’14
“My favorite class first semester of freshman year was my Spanish class. The professor made the class a lot of fun and I learned a lot.” –Rebecca Jernigan, ’14
“My honors English class—I had class with several girls from my advising group and it was nice to have such a laid back environment with only 13 other students.” --Sanaa Bhatti
“World Religions with Dr. [Shannon] Grimes. It was interesting to learn about different religions in the world and also watch videos of their religious practices. I was able to attend several talks and get to hear different authors who have various perspectives about certain religions. I must say that I learned a lot and would love to take more religion classes.” — Rodda Akelo Ouma, ’14
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Learn more about Meredith at www.meredith.edu/admissions, or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH.