Travel Journal: Scotland
Since Centre's partnership with the University of Glasgow is new, I'll take a moment to talk about the academic aspect of my experience. I'm studying abroad, after all! My classes in Glasgow have been very interesting and engaging, so here's a little bit about each one.
Currently I'm taking four classes at the University of Glasgow. My first class is Immunology. One of the best parts of this course is that the credit transfers directly for immunology credit at Centre, so this class counts towards my biology major. This class was one of the biggest changes from Centre for me. There are 310 students in the class which is split between a major lecture hall and a satellite lecture hall. Lecture occurs twice a week, for an hour each time. We're required to write a paper, have one class test, and take a final exam. I've really enjoyed this class. I've never learned anything similar to immunology, and since I want to be a physician someday this class is right up my alley. All the lecturers are very good, and I'm looking forward to learning even more in the last two weeks of class.
I'm also taking a class titled Bioengineering and Global Change. This is also a biology class, and transfers as a science elective for the environmental studies major at Centre. This class has been really interesting and different from anything I've ever taken. The main focus of this class is how to solve the world hunger problem from a biological perspective. It looks at how we can improve crop yield through changing the crops as well as the environment. Right now, we're learning about how to improve biofuels. No class like this is offered at Centre, so I see it as a great opportunity to broaden my horizons in biology. This class also involves a class test, essay, and final exam.
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