Sophomore Year: Fall Term Classes
I am writing this blog post as I finish up my second week of the fall term. Firstly, I wanted to dedicate this blog post to the courses that I am taking this term.
I am currently taking ENGS 12: Design Thinking. This course is fantastic, we work on term-long projects that challenge us to critically develop comprehensive solutions and utilize a lateral thinking mindset. Furthermore, this past week we were split into groups and developed a roller coaster. Our theme was centered around Top-Gun: Maverick and we incorporated scenes from the movie into the overall experience of the ride. This class is a lot of work, but I have learned so much from my team, TAs, and professor! I am so excited to continue on this journey for the rest of the term.
Moreover, another class that I am taking is titled ECON22: Macroeconomics. This class is so interesting and insightful! We spent the past two weeks learning about the different measures of inflation, and the variables that go into the real GDP (gross domestic product). This class is challenging me a ton, but I am so happy to be learning so much about the workings of the aggregate economy from a macroeconomic perspective.
Lastly, I am taking RUSS13: Slavic Folklore, this class is probably my most eye-opening class ever. We are learning about fairytales, witches, and rituals. This class has provided me with insight into the inner workings of folklore and the many different variations that arise from storytelling. I am currently working on a collections project with two other Dartmouth students to examine the different types of folklore in South Asian culture. We are currently in the process of interviewing other Dartmouth students and documenting their own experiences with folklore through a South Asian lens.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my fall term schedule for the term! I am so excited about all of my classes and I will make sure to update you on other facets of my life next week.