I started the long task of cleaning out my room today. I started by throwing out most of the academic papers I've accumulated over the last two years at Marianopolis. It's surprising how much stuff I covered in two years. In my two years at Marianopolis I was lucky enough to only be in one truly horrible course. I actually took a number of courses that changed the way I interact with the world around me. I think I should acknowledge these courses/professors for changing my life in a way. It's quite long so click on the cut of the specifics.Language of Film
(René Rozon): This course let me appreciate film as an art form and not just a entertainment medium. I watch movies with a different eye because of this course.Introduction to Psychology
(Michael Climan): Professor Climan was one of the best profs I had the pleasure of taking in my two years. He took an already interesting field of psychology, and made it fascinating. I truly enjoyed taking this course, and probably did some of my best work in this class.Propaganda and Argument
(Barbara Baily): Having been a debator for over 5 years, I thought I was pretty good at dissecting an argument. Having taken this course, I realize that there are so many illogical arguments that I never noticed before. Professor Baily's teaching style is very unorthodox, and it's a shame that many students cannot relate to it. What I learned in this class will not only make me a better person, but I truly believe it will make me a better citizen of the world.Ethics of Globalization
(Maurice "the Dufornicator" Dufour): Professor Dufour and this course is probably one of the reasons why I'm now a member of the New Democratic Party of Canada. The passion Professor Dufour had for the subject truly resonated with me, and made me realize that the world is not a simple place. Hopefully our generation won't let the world rot away...Broadway, Blues, and Bernstein
(Jean Walkinshaw): Although Professor Walkinshaw could be boring at time, I am grateful to her for exposing me a whole generation of Jazz/Blues artists. I have always had a broad taste in music, and this course made it broader.
These are the courses that I am glad I took. I also want to acknowledge the professors that made some very boring material a little more bearable:
Dr. Alice Cherestes, Christine Côté, Jean-François Deslandes, George Fleischer, Dr. Oscar Hernandez, Annie Jeannet, Dr. Dominic Lemlin, Megan Newell, Diane Quart, Lucas Reindler, Dr. Joseph Rinehart, and Thérèse Sokolnicka.
I have left a few names out, but except for a few small exceptions, I am grateful for all the other profs who have contributed to my learning at Marianopolis.
BTW it turns out Miharu's birthday was March 22, someone wrote it down wrong. Oh well, happy birthday anyway.