I’m currently going over my Biology notes and studying for my next test on Thursday. I’m looking at words like genes, chromosomes, DNA, mitosis, amino acids, bacteria, cancer, mutation, genetics, and so on. Almost makes me feel like I’m studying to be a doctor…I wish! In reality, I’m studying for my Associates in Arts degree and then I’m going for a Bachelor’s in History degree.
History is what I’m really interested in. So far I know about the US Civil War, Irish Civil War, and American Revolution. I also know quite a bit about American History and some about Irish and Native American History.
Biology is a fun class, but to me it’s a little hard. I love Science. I even made straight A’s in Science in High School. But now that I’m in college, it’s a little tougher. The tests are much harder to me as the instructor doesn’t lecture. I feel that I learn the easiest when I’m being taught in a class, rather than going home and printing notes off of the computer to read on our own time. We go into class and talk about the labs, then do the labs, and then when we’re done with our labs, we go home. It’s a three hour class, once a week.
Something the instructor has pointed out though, is that biology is a class for those that are going into nursing. I thought to myself, “Why the heck am I taking this class then? Oh wait, it’s because I need it in order to receive my Associates Degree.” The same goes with taking two classes of a foreign language. Oh, and another Science lab class. I honestly feel like I don’t need some of these classes for my career of choice, but they’re required. The rest of the classes I can see why it’s a requirement, like Speech class for instant. Let me just say, that first week I thought it was going to be a tough class, but it ended up being really fun, interesting, and I learned so much from it. Some of the things that I learned in Speech class I’ve actually used in other classes and I know I will use out in the real world.
But for now I’m going to learn about which genetic traits I got from my Mother and which ones I got from my Father. Or that some cancers such as Melanoma are mutations. I’m just curious when I’m going to start dissecting stuff.