This course... I mean, wow. Tiny class (maybe 11 people), really knowledgeable professor, and not taught anymore. I learned some very interesting things in this class that only a small percentage of this world's population knows. So, valuable course. When I went to study in Sweden in 2009, I tested one of my professor's knowledge about a certain turning-point event I learned about in SCAND460 at UW (namely, the Stockholm Bloodbath, as it's called), and he didn't have much to say about it. I was shocked that he didn't mention it, but it just gave me faith that my education at UW wasn't a waste. I don't think my professor liked my final paper though, since my final point was that Swedish is the best Scandinavian language.. and she i
Intro to Morphology, yep.. it's exactly what you think it is. We learn how to morph into different animals. :P No, this is actually a linguistics course that covers the structure of words. It was pretty interesting for me since I was learning Swedish at the time and Swedish words can get really really long, so learning to break it down and why this is this and that is that was pretty fun for me. I like languages though.
Info 300, now called Info 200 was a good class. Quite writing intensive though and super strict on APA formatting. If you want to learn to use APA and almost have a religious attachment to it over MLA, try this course. The sections are very group intensive though, so if you have a flaky group, it could really be a problem. Communicating with team members online is also very important. Luckily, I had a great team and things went pretty smoothly. It was mostly just the long (single spaced) papers that killed me. Overall, good course.
So, this class was a special offering listed under humanities, but it was really a music class covering the history and different styles of Latin music in the U.S. It was really interesting and gave me a good background on which to ground my interests in Afro-Cuban jazz. Great class and Shannon Dudley-- great teacher.
This was second-year Swedish. It was a lot more difficult than first year, but well worth it and by the end of this second year, I was ready to go and study abroad in Sweden.
So, this class... even though it is called Slavic Linguistics, was not a class where we learned about Slavic Linguistics. It was just taught through the Slavic department and used many Slavic examples. The course actually taught the linguistic ideas behind bilingualism. This was very interesting to me because I myself am (at the least) bilingual.
My second year of marching band was pretty much a direct continuation of the first year. I was still playing snare drum, but I had moved up a couple spots. I say that it was like a continuation because although marching band is only officially in the fall, the band does things throughout the entire school year and sometimes during the summer too. The drumline camp and band camp is in fact, during the summer.
This class was like death for me, but I thought I'd try it out because I do like computers and languages. Just not Java.
What i learned in college
Here, I will be documenting the courses I have taken throughout my experience at the University of Washington and what I've learned from each course.