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My Favorite GE and Why

When I first got to USC, my plan was to take all the General Education courses first, just to get them out of the way before I get into my core requirements at Marshall. In all honesty, I thought the GEs were quite boring and would not be applicable to anything I do in the future. After 3 semesters and 4 GEs, I realized that I was completely wrong. Some of my GE courses turned out to be my favorite courses here at USC.

Last semester, I took Medieval People: Early Europe and its Neighbors for GE 1 with Professor Judith Bennett. I first registered for this class because two of my friends were also in the class, and they had heard amazing reviews about this professor. I, however, was dreading the class. Medieval History just sounded like the most boring subject I could have possibly chosen. But the content of the class, as well as professor Bennett’s passion for history really made a difference in my perspective towards history. I loved the course. Not only did I learn some interesting facts about medieval history, but I also learned how they affected some behaviors and traditions we have in our world today. We learned about beer, Godiva chocolate, and fashion…just to name a few. Who would have ever thought that history could be this fun?


In all, I think it was really the professor’s enthusiasm and passion for the subject that made the course so enjoyable. So if you ever get a chance, not only would I suggest taking this course, I would suggest to consider taking courses you have never thought you would be interested in. You never know what you may learn in any GE course, so take a chance!



Posted on January 28, 2013 by Julia


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