Coursework, texts, and experiences at Eastern Connecticut State University has enhanced my skills to understand the human condition from an historical context. The Human condition includes concerns such as the meaning of life, the search for gratification, the sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation, or awareness regarding the inescapability of death.
The first class that came to my mind was intro to psychology a class that I had taken early in my college career. We discusses the work of Mahatma Gandhi and other great philosophers’ perspectives of life (Fitz). Other classes such as Job satisfaction/ motivation, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and Organizational leadership spoke of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (Bachiochi). Maslow’s work pertained to the ideas of gratification in the workplace this was a perspective of the human condition from a historical business point of view (Wolter). A current class I am enrolled in, intro to women studies describes how females from different cultures are treated and how their cultural background has a direct effect of this. Some cultures see females meaning of life of less importance than males, they choose to feed their sons and not daughters when there is little food for the families (Bergstrom-Lynch). A book the class is currently reading titled Half the Sky consists of several first-hand accounts of struggles that women have dealt with in the past and how women are currently effected by these ideas (Kristof).
Eastern Connecticut State University has provided me with a well-rounded and diverse education of the human condition from an historical context as well as modern ideas.
Bachiochi, P. (Spring 2014). Job Satisfaction and Motivation. Eastern Connecticut State University.
Bergstrom-Lynch, C. (Spring 2014). Intro to Women’s Studies. Eastern Connecticut State University.
Fitz, H.K. (Spring 2010). Intro to Philosophy. Eastern Connecticut State University.
Kristof, N. D., & WuDunn, S. (2009). Half the sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Wolter M.J. (Fall 2013) Organizational Communication. Eastern Connecticut State University