Pol 227: Law, Politics, and Society, Fall 2014
This was the first political science class I took at Davidson and it allowed me to jump right into some of the most exciting debates in politics. We took an in-depth look at legal institutions and each wrote a final research paper. You can find my paper on the Violence Against Women Act on this site.
Pol 101: Contemporary Political Ideologies, Fall 2015
This is the most essential class I have taken at Davidson. We read a large range of political theory, from Tocqueville to Qut’b, which provided me with the foundation I needed to move forward in the political science major.
Pol 202: Classical Political Theory, Fall 2015
This class continued to build my foundation in political theory as I read works by Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle. It is cross-listed with the classics department.
Pol 207: Family and Justice, Fall 2015
My favorite class I’ve taken at Davidson, Family and Justice focused on family law, gender-based politics, and economics. We read perspectives from across the political spectrum in an in-depth analysis of economic trends surrounding the family.
Pol 140: Comparative Global Politics, Spring 2016
In this course students looked at political institutions and state formation around the globe.
Pol 201: Methods and Stats, Spring 2017
Pol 360: International Political Economy, Spring 2017
Eng 203: Intro to Writing Poetry, Spring 2015
This small, seminar-style class class was a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry and creative writing at Davidson. Ultimately it is because of this class that I eventually declared an English major. Students read one book of modern poetry per week and wrote (at least) one poem per week. In class we discussed and workshopped each other’s writing.
Eng 303: Advanced Writing Poetry, Spring 2016
In this class I grew the portfolio of poetry I began in Eng 203 the year before. The entire semester we worked toward the final project: a complete collection of poetry. We bound (a minimum of five) copies of our books ourselves and gave one copy to Dr. Parker and one copy to the Davidson Library. Take a look at my book, Weapon, on this site.
Eng 201: Professional Writing, Spring 2016
I became a better journalistic writer in this class by writing political blogs; working on projects for outside organizations; and conducting, transcribing, and publishing interviews. I also became more comfortable with digital technology as I put together a video to depict my professional self. That video is published on this site, under “About.”
Eng 220: Literary Analysis, Fall 2016
This course is designed (and required) for English majors. I became a better reader and writer by working with and analyzing poetry, drama, short stories, and novels. I have uploaded to this site a few writing samples from this class, including my final paper on the depiction of queerness in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.
Eng 373: Terrible Beauty, Fall 2016
This modern poetry course provided me with an important foundation in reading and analyzing poetry as well looked at poets including W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Mina Loy, W.H. Auden, Stevie Smith, and Claudia Rankin. We also worked heavily with digital scholarship. I am currently building this site for this course. Take a look at my academic writing samples from this class or visit my own work of digital scholarship analyzing Auden’s poems through visual art.
Eng 404: Writing the “Sexy” Novella, Fall 2016
In this seminar students devoted the entire semester to writing their own novellas. I have posted to this site an excerpt from my novella, Running Water, which is 128 pages printed and bound. I hope to continue working on my novella and get it published.
Eng 110: Graphic Med: Drawing Disability, Spring 2017
Eng 401: Reported Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2017
Art 204: Figure Painting, Spring 2015
Regular models helped our class learn to represent the human form. Students painted one major work per week, typically using oil paint on canvas, and had the freedom to explore. You can find examples of my work from this course in my portfolio.
Art 201: Basic Drawing, Spring 2016
In this course I built up my drawing portfolio, developing life drawing, still life, and abstract drawing skills.
ELECTIVE CLASSES AND DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS:
His 274: Youth and Revolution, Fall 2016
This class was a perfect way for me to satisfy my Historical Thought distribution requirement. I read a lot about different revolutions and leaders (from Gandhi to Mao) throughout history and have uploaded my final paper engaging in critical conversation about the 1980 Coup in Turkey on this site.
Com 101: Principles of Oral Communication, Fall 2014
I became much more confident as a public speaker in this class during my freshman fall. We practiced giving different types of speeches, formal and informal. I was able to apply what I learned in Com 101 the following semester when I became a tour guide for Davidson.
Com 201: Intro to Communication Studies, Fall 2014
In this course I became familiar with the theory and research that attempts to define our daily interactions and social structures. I was able to put this knowledge to practical use in Com 101.
Soc 218: Gendered Communication in Society, Spring 2015
This course built upon the foundation I received in Com 201, focusing on the gendered dynamics in society and how gendered communication contributes to family, education, and workplace structures.
Wri 101: School in the Novel, Fall 2014
This is a first year writing class. Each first year Davidson student must take a writing 101. Students are in small groups of with only other first years as they polish the writing skills they will use throughout Davidson.
Phi 212: Metaphysics, Spring 2014
This class satisfied my Philosophical and Religious Thought distribution requirement and challenged the way I view the world around me. Students read different theories about existence, determinism, and individual life.
Phy 120: General Physics 1, Fall 2015
I challenged myself by taking physics to satisfy my Lab Science distribution requirement. This course built upon the two years of physics which I had taken in high school and developed my lab and computation skills which will always be applicable, regardless of what field in which I ultimately work.