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Class Overview: Fall 2019

Posted by on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Academics, Books, Campus resources, College Life, College of Arts and Science, Exams, General Information, Grad School, Learning Style, Major, Pre-Med, Pre-Med, Professors, Student Life, Studying.

Time here at Vandy is flying by, so I’m making yet another semesterly post on the classes I have the opportunity to take here (as a senior now!). I’m particularly excited for this semester because I’m getting to take classes more specific to my majors and electives for fun now that I’ve completed all of my pre-medical requirements. For those of you who have not read my posts before, I am a Neuroscience and Psychology double major on the pre-medical track with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist after graduation and medical school.


I am currently taking three psychology courses, one neuroscience course, and one course for fun. My psychology courses are Educational Psychology (a course in the Peabody School of Education about how to apply psychological principles to teaching and learning), Quantitative Methods (a statistics class on research methods and measurements that is required for the major), and Depression (pretty obviously, this is a course about depression and everything related to the mental illness). These courses vary in size and content, but have all been interesting so far and allow me to take various perspectives when it comes to thinking about psychology. My neuroscience course is Neurobiology of Behavior, which is all about animal behavior and the evolutions of these behaviors; I have never taken a class like this before and have found it super interesting. Finally, I’m taking History of Rock Music, taught by an awesome professor/Nashville musician- I love rock music and it’s awesome to learn about it here in Music City.


While this schedule is a bit different from past semesters in that I’m not taking any lab sciences, it’s been great so far and I can’t wait to see what I continue to learn. Stay tuned for updates on how all these classes went later in the year! Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions regarding life at Vanderbilt, feel free to contact me at

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