Recapping The Capstone

Neurochemistry sounds kind of scary, doesn’t it? Well let me tell you that it was a great class. The structure and organization of the class created a great environment for all the students to have interesting dialogues. We learned about a neurological disease every week from a scientific literature standpoint. By doing this we discussed…
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It Is Time To Think Differently

What do you think when you hear the word “addiction”? Do you think that it’s a choice? Do you stigmatize people who are claimed to suffer from the word “addiction”? What if I told you that addiction is a disease? What would you say? Well….. I’m here to argue that addiction is a biological disease.…
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Pathways Of Schizophrenia

I am a uniquely situated person. I am a biochemistry major with a sociology minor. At this point in time it puts me in both an introductory sociology class and my upper level chemistry course about the chemistry of the brain. This put me in an interesting position while discussing mental illness in sociology. The…
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Reflections On My Experience At Concordia College

Liberal arts education provides a wide-breadth of knowledge for students to deal with the ever changing and complex problems facing our world today. This is the foundation that Concordia’s educational mission statement is based upon. “The purpose of Concordia College is to influence the affairs of the world by sending into society thoughtful and informed…
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The Cracked Stone

I know Concordia is trying really, really hard to meet its “Five Goals of Liberal Learning”. Before I begin talking about these goals, it might be important to state them. Instill a love for learning Develop foundational skills and transferable intellectual capacities Develop an understanding of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives and their connections Cultivate…
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