Samantha Westmoreland ’16
“Civ is not simply a history, theology, philosophy, or literature class — it is much more than that. It’s an opportunity to think outside of the box, to ask questions that aren’t normally asked, and to connect with your professors and peers.”
What were your thoughts about Civ before taking it?
Before taking Civ, I was worried. As an incoming freshman, I was intimidated by it. However, after experiencing Civ, my feelings have changed drastically. Civ enables students to think creatively and voice their own opinions and theories on, for example, ageless works of literature and pivotal events in history. In my opinion, Civ is not only a class, but an opportunity that students should take advantage of.
What would you tell an incoming freshman about Civ?
Give Civ a chance, because if you do, you’ll find that you really enjoy it. It is not simply a history, theology, philosophy, or literature class–it is much more than that. It’s an opportunity to think outside of the box, to ask questions that aren’t conventionally asked, and connect with your professors and peers.
How will Civ help you “down the road?”
Civ has improved my writing skills, taught me to think outside of my comfort zone, and provided me with the opportunity to improve my communication with my professors and peers. These skills are vital for every person in any workplace, and I know that Civ has and will continue to prepare me in this way.