Friday, November 7, 2008

Walking, Lectures, Registration

The first full day at Brown has been really interesting. I did a lot of walking trying to find the classes to the lectures. The sad part is that some of the classes that I chose to go were either closed, or the teacher did not show; however I was still able to attend a couple of the lectures.. Before though, I followed a tour that gave an introduction to the Brown campus. This was really fun, especially since I recognized a few buildings and it gave me a chance to explore a lot more of Brown's college atmosphere. I must admit that it felt very fitting.
The two classes that I was able attended with Adriana and Gina was the Marxism class with Professor Aarmor in the CIT (Watson Center for Information Technology) and a Social Psychology class in the Hunter Lab with Professor Teresa. Sadly I was not able to take a picture of the classroom, but I can tell that there was about 20 students in the first lecture and about 30 or more students in the psychology class. Each session was about 50 minutes, but it was packed with information! The topics was interesting, yet sometimes very confusing as well. I was really interesting in the psychology class, and now I have a feeling I shall sign up for it next year at El Cerrito High. I am so grateful to be able to experience something like this! It definitely is a opportunity that I can use to find out my structure of learning in the future.
The last event that I did today was register for the Symposium. There was a lot of returning Brown summer students; many of whom we did not know but shall meet! Dinner was like a Pizza gathering! It was very fun to catch up with some of the returning Women and Leadership friends and Kisa too! Then we had a couple of key speakers who talked about public services. Then there were interactive circles so that everyone could get to know one another. All this ended good and it is time to rest up for a LONG day tomorrow!

1 comment:

dongosney said...

Jessica⎯Reading your posting almost made me feel like I was there except without the joy of the pizza at the end of the day.

Sounds like the two classes you attended were fulfilling. Can you tell us a little bit more about why you found them so interesting? I have my own ideas but I’d love to hear your perspectives.

Even though you’ve only been there but one day it seems that you’ve all been able to cram so much into your few waking hours. I’m impressed.

I know that I⎯and others⎯will be very anxious to read of your further exploits. If you learn any more about why the other classes were empty, please pass it on to us.