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7 Days of Blogging: Spring 2018 Class Preview


Posted by Alex Rains on Friday, November 24, 2017

Sadly, my week of blogging is coming to the end (but don’t worry, I’ll be back with Inside ‘Dores for 5 MORE SEMESTERS)! However, I’ve got one final post before we part ways for now. Since I started with my class recap for this fall, I thought I’d share with you all my spring class schedule and what I’m looking forward to when it comes to academics!

First, I will be taking Organic Chemistry and Introduction to Biology once again! While I’ve started these classes this semester, they are year-long courses due to the amount of material they cover, so I will continue learning about these subjects for the remainder of my sophomore year. I will continue to take the labs associated with these classes as well, so I’ll be able to keep applying what I learn in class outside of the lecture hall.

Next, I’m doing research for credit with my Neuroscience laboratory once more! I’m really excited to get more involved with research and hope that next semester is just as great as this one has been. While the course I’m in currently is primarily meant to be a survey of what neuroscience research is like, my course next semester will culminate in a 10-15 page capstone paper where I really get to explore the topics in neuroscience that I’m researching.

Another course I’m taking next semester is Literature and Analytical Thinking in the English department. I have to take a 1000-level writing course and I’m interested in potentially minoring in English so I’m super excited for this class! It covers a wide array of styles and topics, and I can’t wait to exercise my reading and writing skills as I often neglect them when I’m focusing on my more science-based classes.

Lastly, I’m taking Psychopharmacology, and I can’t explain how exciting that is to me. The class covers the chemistry of drugs that are both prescribed for mental illness and drugs that may be abused. It examines the neuroscience of how these drugs interact with the brain and the behavioral changes that occur as a result. This class is going to be super cool, and I managed to convince a friend of mine to take it with me so we can learn together!

It’s crazy that classes are already winding down for the fall, but I can’t wait to see what they’re like in the spring. Stay tuned to hear how they all go, and as always, let me know if you have any questions about life here at Vandy at alex.rains@vanderbilt.edu

 


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