Posts Tagged ‘biology’

Talking with Professors

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

One of my favorite things about St. Scholastica is how approachable professors are. In fact, they all seem quite eager to engage in interesting, relevant conversations once prompted. Today, I went to the office hours of one of my professors to ask him some questions about an upcoming exam, and we ended up having a 2-hour long conversation about the chemical evolution of the universe, and whether humans have free will on the basis of us being product of such evolution. It was fascinating!

Bird Watching

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Today I went bird watching! It seems we’re moving on from entomology (study of insects) in my field biology course, and in today’s class we visited Hawk Ridge, a rather pretty bird sighting place in the area. Because we were with CSS, we were invited in to see the area deeper into the forest where they conduct research. They even allowed us to release a few small birds that they had captured in their nets! Overall, it was a very pleasant field trip. Field biology is definitely living up to its name!

Field Biology

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Field Bio is one of the more practical courses offered at CSS. Most of the material is learned–literally—in the field. Upon discussing with the professor whether it would be a good fit for my interests, I learned that the whole course takes place in the outdoors, where we explore the flora and fauna in the areas surrounding campus. Being interested in research, taking this course is a very interesting project. While not entirely linked to psychology research, active investigation comprises the backbone of this class, so I’m looking forward to it!

Online Microbiology Course

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Declaring my biology minor 3 semesters before graduating was problematic. It didn’t have to be, there were enough classes I was interested in that fitted the requirement, and I had enough empty space in my schedule to make it work. However, due to some last minute changes of staff in the biology department, I was left with relatively few options to fulfill all of my requirements. Fortunately, even though the presential microbiology course conflicted with my schedule, the professor (who happens to be the chair of the department) was extremely understanding, and offered me to take the course online!

Foundations in Biology

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

One of the classes I’ll be taking next semester is Foundations in Biology. It is ironic I will be taking a freshmen-level course in my last semester (fully inconceivable in my home country), but it is a requirement for the biology minor I declared two semesters ago.