1. Identify, explain, and analyze global themes, processes and systems
Due to classes at Agnes and the Summit program, I was able to, for the first time, travel outside of the country. I took a class that had a 2 week stay in Japan where we were able to immerse ourselves in the culture and identify, explain, and analyze themes from that country. Found here is a reflection of my trip to Japan.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills essential for global engagement
Agnes Scott has allowed me to take a educational trip both the New York City and several cities in Japan. I have been able to learn so much and experience multiple cultures. Also, I was able to complete all the requirements for being a History major with a Specialization in Global Learning, where I learned how to communicate on a broader scale and learned how to work in a team of diverse people. In my writings about Japan, I reflect on my experiment and how they affected me as a person.
3. Critically examine the relationship between dominant and marginalized cultures, subcultures or group
I’ve taken many history classes and even an anthropology class at Agnes. They have allowed me to learn about the world, about the past, and about humans. With that knowledge from the classes, I was able to go to Japan and be able to understand and examine the culture and subculture there. Here is a reflection based upon my experience in Japan and the class that was connected to it.
4. Communicate effectively through writing and speaking, especially across cultural or linguistic differences
Being at Agnes Scott has really helped me and my ability to communicate. Through constant practice and assignments, my writing and speaking skills have increased to the point where, given enough time to prepare, I can feel confident to fully argue my case and stand my ground. In my reflection about senior seminar, I write how I was able to successfully pass the class, and that is due to my ability to academically communicate my points.
5. Recognize, analyze and evaluate arguments
To be able to graduate and fulfill the Summit requirement for my degree, I have had to take a variety of different classes. Each class was taught by a different professor and through that I was exposed to a wide variety of teaching style. Each professor taught me something different that I can use to be able to not only identify and problem, but also properly evaluate it. One professor I learned and important life lesson from and my reflection of that experience is linked.
6. Articulate and appraise problems and solutions from multiple perspectives, critically considering diverse sources of information
There are so many different people at Agnes and each person has their own unique point of view. By being around the amazing people on campus and being taught by some of them, I have been able to learn how to identify multiple perspectives and use that knowledge of both culture and history to my advantage and find a solution. All three of my reflections found here, here, and here, are about my experiences at Agnes and how it has let me be involved in different countries, different classes, and different people.
7. Recognize, analyze, and employ effective teamwork
Each class I have taken has had multiple of other students in it and that let me be able to work together with a variety of people. Not only did we do group assignments, we also learned together in a same space and would go out of our way to help eachother out. By working in an effective team, one is able to produce more and better results. All three of my reflections found here, here, and here, are about the people of Agnes and how they have affected me and changed me as a person.
8. Identify and assess one’s values, interests and abilities
Agnes Scott has helped me learn so much about myself. At first I had no idea of what I should major in, but with time and classes, I found my love for history. Also, by being around student all the time, I am able to talk to people and learn about their interest. This not only deepens my bond with them, but it also helps me in the know their skills, so in the future I can depend on them for help and expand my horizons. Agnes has let me not only increase my love for history, but also for art due to the amazing community at Dana and the people there which is what I wrote about in one of my reflections.
9. Practice or interpret creative expression or probe fundamental questions of value and meaning
One of my favorite overall experience at Agnes has been the art department. As explained and further analysed in this reflection, the art classes have allowed me to be as creative and as imaginative as I can be while also reflecting and learning about the questions of the world and humans in general. Also, here is a link to the creative section of my portfolio.
10. Interpret quantitative information or demonstrate the methods of inquiry appropriate for investigating the natural world
Senior Seminar allowed me the chance to chose, research, and write about any topic I wanted. It gave me freedom to investigate the past and learn as much as I can from my subject through sources and written information. Here is a reflection about my experience in Senior Seminar.
11. Analyze human behavior or social relations
Being at a college as diverse as Agnes has allowed me to be able to interact and befriend a large group of different and unique individuals. While I still have much to learn about people and social situations, I am doing my best to learn and grow, which I mention in all three of my reflections found here, here, and here.