Ever since the first humans managed to grunt at each other to say, “Hey, this berry will kill you but this one won’t,” we have been communicating. Today, we let each other know about berries that kill and other less lifesaving but more interesting things through so many more mediums than were available to our grunting ancestors. It’s a great time to be alive, but (and I’m biased because I’m a comm. major) it’s an even better time to study communications.
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I’ve said this many times before, but CMU’s emphasis on experiential learning is one of the reasons I love this school. I can be confident that following my graduation, I will leave CMU will valuable skills that will prepare me for the working world. Not only does the university accomplish this through the blend of practical and theoretical thinking in the classroom, but also through the required practicum placements.
In the first semester of my third year I decided to take a course called Literature & Theology taught by Dr. Paul Doerksen. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I made during my degree. Paul taught the class in a different style than he had before; we spent the whole semester studying the work of one scholar named Marilynne Robinson. Robinson’s confidence in her writing and awareness of the world are some of the qualities I admired in her.