“Required Courses: Critical Thinking and Writing (CTW) I”
The moment I read this at the top of my schedule plan, I was upset. I decided on being an engineer just to escape the wrath of humanities courses, not to take even more. Most importantly, it was required. Based on my high school experiences with writing, history, and such, it was an experience that gave a horrifying, lasting experience. I have to say, the start to freshman year seemed appalling.
I walked into class at my normal dinner time, 5:40 pm, hungry and tired from the rest of my classes, thinking, “Ugh… English, another one hour where I could be doing other things.” Within a few minutes, we received a welcome and an intro from our professor about the class, his background, and so forth. The normal. Then all of a sudden, we see this odd photo pop up onto the screen, a discombobulating composition of fruits and vegetables that formed a portrait. The title at the top of the page was “Food Porn.” My initial opinion wasn’t wrong, this class is going to be weird, but as a result of attending the class, I became more aware of the way I perceive the world.Continue Reading