The class identified many problems with medical voluntourism in our final collaborative project. One specific problem was with companies advertising volunteer trips as a necessity for a resume. Continue reading “Commercialization of Voluntourism”
Our discussion of Zulus emphasized the importance of order, specifically approaching tasks with a “step-by-step” mentality. After the completion of our collective course statement, I cannot overstate the importance of going step-by-step and focusing on the process, rather than focusing on the end goal. Continue reading “Steps to Success”
Everyone relies on other people in their life, although some individuals might be reluctant to admit this reliance. This reliance causes issues when the people you rely on fail to do what was expected of them. This is demonstrated in both the article “UN poverty official touring Alabama’s Black Belt: ‘I haven’t seen this’ in the First World” and through the texts we read during the semester. Continue reading “Reliance on Others”
Through our discussion of the Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education (GLOBE) while all the outcomes are important, our group emphasized the importance of “Leadership and Collaboration” and “Diversity and Pluralism” during our construction of the collaborative course statement. Continue reading “Transitioning as a Class and Incorporating GLOBE”
During the first day of work on our collaborative course statement, I believe it was Adaeze that stated that the course statement focus should encompass “thinking more than yourself, bigger than yourself”. Continue reading “Thinking Bigger Than Yourself”
Throughout my reading of Clay’s Ark I constantly questioned myself on what I would do if I was put in the situation of the Maslin’s, infected and forced into a controlled enclave, where the disease was incurable but contained. I tried to understand the reasoning behind Blake’s leaving, which was for his daughters in search for a cure. However, I could not help but wonder if I would have been gutsy enough to leave the safety of the enclave if I had been in Blake’s shoes. Continue reading “Escaping an Epidemic”
This post is in response to Sunita’s post The Power of Social Media where she discusses seeing an article taking ethical selfies on Facebook.
Throughout my reading of Clay’s Ark I found myself hoping that an unidentifiable disease like this one would never spread in today’s world.