It's my third week here in Augie already! So many new and exciting stuff have happened, as evidenced in my Facebook postings and pictures I have uploaded. In fact, some people even questioned whether I'm a tourism attache paid by the US Department of State to enjoy life in the US. Mr. Pervert Yeo back home thinks that I'm "on a vacation or what?".
Therefore, I think its only right if I shed some light about the courses I'm taking here. I'm actually majoring in Government & International Relations with additional minors like Economics and Psychology. Heck, I didn't planned this out. The day I arrived, my eyes bulged as I saw weird courses such as; HIST 297 - Clash of Capital and Class and COMM 210 - Rhetorical Criticism. Thinking it was some quirky voodoo economicsmumbo jumbo, I ditched the former (something which I would regret later). Thinking I was quite a smartass debating mumbo jumbo law student back home, I ditched the latter.
And then, with enormous confidence, I decided to take MDFL 180 - Introduction to Spanish.
A week later, I dropped it like a whining sissy. Apparently, I wasn't that quite a smartass after all. (Feels ashamed....heck, why am I even telling you guys this?)
ANYway, to cut the story short, I'm taking:
GOVT 120 - Politics In A Diverse World (my favourite class and professor so far!)
GOVT 190 - Humans In Conflict
GOVT 200 - American Government
ECON 120 - Principles of Economics 1
PSYC 115 - General Psychology
From time to time, I will try to blog what I have learnt from the courses above.Now, I don't intend to treat this blog as a domain to reiterate my subject notes. I hope that the important topics which I am learning in America can be shared amongst my readers. Of course, for some kick, each post will be fused together with an analysis from Malaysia's standpoint with regards to that particular topic discussed.
By: Lim Wei Jiet (UGRAD 2011-2012)