Reflecting on the past is probably the easiest yet hardest thing to do. Especially when it comes to this class. There were some thing I never knew while some things I knew but never really thought about it. I want to say this class was not some much learning new material but more or less thinking about the world we live in and looking closer at the things that occur in our everyday lives that we don’t think too much about.
One good example from the health module was how much our family influences our beliefs on health. I never really thought about it before, but I do see how it has influenced me. Also I did not realize that only the US and New Zealand had Direct-to-Consumer advertising for medication as I originally thought that was a global thing. Since I was exposed to so much environmental information due to my major, the health module was very interesting just to discuss and think about.
That isn’t to pull away for the environmental module at all. I did know the majority of the information coming in, but the way it was approached and thought about was interesting as it dug deeper into even the most simple message of a company. It perhaps showed me a side of the issue I had not seen too much before.
This was one of the most thought-provoking classes I have taken. I originally just took it for a 2000 level requirement, but I am glad that I took it because of what I learned and now think more critically about.
- Josh Obermeyer