Our class discussions have got me thinking about how different my college experience would be if I just focused on learning, and was less concerned with my grades and graduation requirements. As “backpacking” has just recently begun, I feel the weight on my back (literally) to choose classes that fulfill requirements. While browsing the course guide, many classes have caught my eye, but I have disregarded them because they don’t fulfill a specific purpose.
Recently, I have begun to think about the way that I determine purpose. For example, this semester I am in a mediation class that does not fulfill any LSA credit or requirement. However, I have developed skills in this class that have proven to be more beneficial in my life than those of the “practical” classes. What do we loose by missing out on classes like this? I am curious to know what classes you would really like to take but haven’t due to this very reason.
When looking back at my college experience, I do not want to be filled with regret of things I could have done/learned. I am going to try to save one class per semester that pertains to my actual interests or passions, instead of getting so caught up in the requirements.