Why I'm Taking Constitutional Law As A Broadcasting Major
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Why I'm Taking Constitutional Law As A Broadcasting Major

This has nothing to do with my major!

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Why I'm Taking Constitutional Law As A Broadcasting Major

This semester, as a part of the honor's program, I decided to take a course called "Constitutional Law." Why? Well, I had met the professor (a political science professor), and I wanted to take a class with her. I was also curious about what a political science class would be like, especially beacause I had gotten out of taking a government class in high school. I thought it would be really interesting to take a class that is so outside of my comfort zone.

Outside my comfort zone my ass.

Probably because I have never taken a political science class before and didn't know what to expect, I was a little shocked at the course load. Yes, it is a three hundred level class, and yes, I was taking it for my Honor's minor, but seriously? What had I gotten myself into?

I was overwhelmed and trying to understand what was even happening. But, as the class went on, it kind of starting clicking. I got what our professor wanted when she talked about writing case briefs, I got better at reading the opinions of the court and looking at their legal reasoning, and I was getting better at taking notes on my laptop (a little thing, but something I don't usually do).

Taking this class has shown me the importance of taking classes outside of my major, and more importantly, pushing myself academically. I feel like I am more informed about what is happening in the government in terms of the courts, and I can watch the debates and realize, "Wow, someone doesn't know how the government works..."

I feel that I am more well rounded as a student because I am learning about something that I wouldn't have chosen as my major, but is still important in today's society. Just remember that there is a lot to learn in the world, and taking college courses outside of your major will keep you well-rounded and informed.

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