In Case You Missed It: Favorite Classes At Rowan

Rowan Blog recently wrapped up a series called “My Favorite Class” featuring first-person commentaries from Rowan students. Here, we share highlights from a few of those stories. 

Ross sits by Engineering Pond.

My Favorite Class: Earth, People and The Environment

Ross Billig is a senior Geography major with a Planning minor from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County). 

Tell us a little about what the class is.

This course revolves around the broader spectrum of geography both with the physical environment as well as social issues facing the world today.

Share with us a few details on why this class was interesting or special to you. 

I liked this class a lot because it’s a microcosm of what geography is. It includes earth science, sociology, regional issues, and so much more. If someone is considering Geography as a major, this is the class for you.

Read the full story with Ross here

Madison smiles on the Engineering bridge.

My Favorite Class: Philosophy of Science

Madison Dautle is a junior Bioinformatics major. She is from Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) and transferred from Stockton University.

Tell us a little about what the class is.

Most people assume that science is constantly progressing to explain the true nature of the universe. To explain what it is we see. This class teaches you that isn’t necessarily true. It opens up your eyes to assumptions you hold as a scientist that you probably didn’t even know you were assuming.

Is there anything else that made this class impactful?

The way Professor Bauer ran the class. He really made it easy to follow while still making us think. He asked for student input and gave us the opportunity at the end of the semester to present one of our own ideas as a group. I still think about that class daily, and it’s been a while since I’ve taken it.

Read the full story with Madison here.

Luis smiles and sits on the Wilson amphitheater.

My Favorite Class: Foundations of Music Education

This story features first-generation college senior Luis Ozoria, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s of music in Jazz Studies and is from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County).

Tell us a little about what the class is.

The class gives you insight into the important realities of being an educator and how your role can seem like a day to day job, but how you can wind up impacting students for the rest of their lives.

Share with us a few details on why this class was interesting or special to you. 

It clarified that I wanted to be an educator and impact future students.

Read the full story with Luis here.

Caitlyn stands in front of a gazebo on campus.

My Favorite Class: Integrated Marketing Communication

Meet Caitlyn Dickinson, a recent Public Relations and Advertising graduate from Toms River, NJ (Ocean County). Caitlyn is a first-generation college student and transfer student.

Tell us a little about what the class is.

IMC goes over all the parts to an integrated marketing communications plan, such as advertising, public relations, direct marketing, digital/internet marketing, sales promotion and personal selling. You really get to work a lot of different muscles within the communications industry.

Is there anything else that made this class impactful?

This class was so impactful because it allowed me to use the knowledge I have learned from previous classes and put it all together in one IMC plan. I learned how to write news releases from Basic PR Writing, how to write radio scripts and create print ads from Ad Copywriting, and use basic design elements I learned from Publication Layout and Design.

Read the full story with Caitlyn here.

Kevin smiling on bunce green

My Favorite Class: Animation

Kevin Clee is a recent Computer Science graduate from Voorhees, NJ (Camden County.) 

Could you tell us a little bit about the course?

The first half of the semester is using Java to give motion to shapes. The second half of the semester we used Blendr, which is a 3D modeling and animating software. We’d make animals and make them move around and walk. 

What was the coolest thing you’ve made in that class?

There was one project that dealt with programming. We’d make a UFO with a beam going down, and when it went over certain objects, they’d go up into the UFO.

Read the full story with Kevin here.

The entire series can be viewed on Rowan Blog by searching My Favorite Class or by using the hashtag #classes. 

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Story By:
Natalie DePersia, junior public relations major

Photos by: Joe Gentempo, art graduate and Stephanie Batista, junior music industry major

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