The First Year at Cornell 1994-1995
Well this was the first year I spent at Cornell. I ended up taking 34 credits starting out with a nice easy fall (as I was afraid of the whole college class experience) and ending up with a pretty intense fall. I think I worked my hardest during this year as I was always in that eager to learn yet not a very good judge of how much effort I should put in to each of my classes mood.
Being my first semester, I decided to take just 4 courses for 15 credits. What was recommended, however, was to take 5 courses and drop one. That did not really jive with me, especially since the thought of anything beyond 16 credits sounded really scary and evil. The semester consisted of a required Freshmen Writing Seminar and courses that I needed to take back in my pre-med days:
Math 122: Honors Calculus MWF @ 11:15-12:05 PM Section R 11:15-12:05 PM Prof. Sen.
German 121: Elementary German T @ 1:25-2:15 PM Section MWRF @ 1:25-2:15 PM Prof. D. McGraw.
English 145: FWS: 1890s 1990s: The Culture of Fin de Siecle MWF @ 2:30-3:20 PM Talia Schaffer.
Chemistry 207: General Chemistry TR @ 12:20-1:10 PM Lab R 8:00-12:00 PM Prof. B. Carpenter.
As I did not really know how to swim very well nor did I feel up to completing the swim test of three full lengths of the pool, I took Beginning Swimming for Physical Education.
After starting out with a nice and easy fall semester, I decided to challenge myself and take a fifth course. This semester consisted of 19(!) credits and 5 official courses (there were 2 half courses) and I did survive this pretty challenging semester:
German 122: Elementary German II T 1:25-2:15 PM Section MWRF @ 9:05-9:55 AM Prof. D. McGraw.
Biology 102: Biological Sciences Lecture MWF @ 10:10-11:00 AM Prof. A. Blacker.
Biology 104: Biological Sciences Lab M @ 1:25-4:25 PM Prof. A. Blacker.
Chemistry 208: General Chemistry TR @ 12:20-1:10 PM Lab F 12:20-4:25 PM PM Prof. H. Abruna & Prof. R. Hoffman.
Philosophy 241: Ethics TR @ 2:55- 4:10 PM Prof. R. Miller.
Sociology 100: FWS: The Visualization of Knowledge MW @ 7:30-8:45 PM Monique Stark.
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