By Nylles Vernon |Staff Writer|
Students tell about their overall experience at CSUSB and which professors and courses changed their perspective on life.
There are currently well over 20,000 students here on campus and most have had a very satisfying and rewarding experience regarding their education.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of their education while they are students because it will benefit them for their entire lives.
Kim Nguyen, an accounting of business major said that her favorite course was English 306, Critical Analysis Composition which was taught by English professor Kristen Macias.
“I wasn’t the strongest writer going into that class but this class really helped me expand the way I analyze things and put my thoughts down on paper,” said Nguyen.
The course taught students how to
critically analyze literature and write essays examining texts.
“It really helped me improved on my writing technique. I felt like a was a much stronger writer coming out of that class.” Nguyen added.
The university offers over 130 degree programs and 470 highly qualified professors that are more than willing to help students further their careers post graduation.
Every student that attends college has to take a wide array of courses and electives that will guide them through their college experience, as well as provide a fresh perspective on life itself.
“One professor I really enjoyed was Erik Atkinson, for African American Heritage in the Arts. He was such a fun professor, but also taught us a lot about African American culture and connected back to today’s times,” said medical student Cesar Esperanza.
There are also upper division capstone courses that students are required to take to be eligible for graduation which include humanities, natural and social sciences.
Esperanza added, “For me, the capstone classes were the hardest to get through because I really felt like I had to put forth more effort in them than I did my other classes.”
Marissa Fowler, a liberal arts major is currently in her senior year and will be graduating at the end of 2017 spring quarter.
“I always felt that If I made it this far in college then I can for sure finish up, get out into the real world and make some great things happen with everything that I’ve learned here,” said Fowler.
For some, obtaining that successful occupation to pay back the money borrowed for their education is the reward. For others, creating societal reform the main goal.
Isaias Ponce, a psychology major said that his favorite classes were Eastern Philosophy and Legacy of Life, both of which changed his perspectives on the world around him.
“Legacy of Life is a class where thinking for yourself is mandatory and the professor will challenge your beliefs or check if you’re just blindly following the heard,” Ponce explained.
Students define CSUSB’s revolutionary motto: “Come Here, Go Anywhere,” proving that our direction is undoubtedly our responsibility.