Mon 1 Aug 2011
At Messiah there are a lot of different classes that students are required to take, which are called General Education courses. My favorite Gen Ed. was most definitely my First Year Seminar class. I was in one titled What Little Girls Are Made Of and it was taught by Dr. Kris Hansen- Keiffer. I think a lot of times FYS’s are either a hit or miss on whether you love it or hate it based on the professor and subject matter. Fortunately, I found a class with both a great professor and great topics to discuss. This course opened up my mind to different ideas like feminism, relationships, and how the media affects how girls view themselves. It was through this class that I realized I wanted to be a Human Development and Family Sciences major instead of an English major. That is why I am really glad Messiah requires students to take courses from all ends of the spectrum because it helps students to be more open-minded.