Monday, May 9, 2011

elective...oh elective..!!!

okay..quick entry for juniors yang nak tasjil starting tomorrow

so, I'd list all four electives I've taken with a little sneak peek.

Year One : Home Garden with Dr. Ibrahim

Medium : English - very rarely the professor will speak arabic.
Attendance : Very Essential
Bonus : Probably
Exam : MCQs + True/False
How I benefit from the course :
- what to consider before planning a landscape for your house
- Discover the beauty of Allah's creation of nature e.g ; sunflower is a good indicator of the water supply of your plantation
- the techniques to take care of a garden - pruning, sowing soil.

Year Two : Wellness and Fitness 

Medium : Awesome English
Attendance : Very Important - and you can't be late!!!
Bonus : If you participate in Master's student research, u'll get some points.
Exam : MCQs with OMR forms. 
How I benefit from the course :
- the essentials before starting to work out
- mistakes people do during workout
- what, when, how to workout.
- Jillian Michaels 30 Days Shred is freaking awesome!!!

Year Three : Food Preservation

I was reluctant to take it at first, due to rumors there will be a lot of microbiology involved - MYTH BUSTED!! and it is no where near boring.
Medium : English
Attendance : Very important
Bonus : None?
Exam : MCQ; and many people who studied well get perfect scores, I DIDN'T.
How I benefit from the course :
- How to make laban and cheese
- How to make smoked sausage?
- Hygiene in food preparing
- UHT milk has longer shelf-life
- Defrost food in refrigerator, because if you simply soak them in water, the bacterias might produce endotoxin that are heat-resistant.
- Plastic utensils are better than wooden utensils.
- Many-many more
- Free soy milk and tofu + soy milk deal with vendor from Amman. hehe
+ the microbiology is easy if you've taken microbiology course.

Year Three : Farm Animal

Medium : English
Attendance : Really important - if you exceed the allowed number to be absence - he will drop you from the course.
Exam : MCQs + Fill in the blanks
Bonus : None
How I benefit from the course :
- If baladi meat is sold below 10 jd, you're being cheated.
- How to make laban and cheese again
- Types of cow, sheep, chicken.
- material covers the breed of the species, and their products
- cuts of lambs and cows ; so I know why is it sterloin steak.

Bottom Line : It's summer semester and these are elective subjects - Expect attendance to be super crucial and the load of material - if you study everyday, you'll be okay. AND IT'S ALL ABOUT MEMORIZING.

till then, toodles!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

food punye attendance cam xstrict sgt kot.. at least time ak dulu la. haha

one_munawwarah said...

ok.tq anonymous

QteenaHazman .: said...

mekasih for d guide kak one! =]