HDF 110

Screen Shot 2018-11-03 at 11.12.04 AMThis summer I also had the opportunity to take HDF 110, a class about the roots of oppression. I took this class online during the summer because of my busy Fall and Spring semester schedules. Before this class, I had limited knowledge on how oppression truly impacted our society. I knew that there were oppressed groups, but I never understood how those groups came to have fewer privileges than other groups of people.

Not only did this class educate me on the foundation of racism and oppression, but it also helped me realize the actions I can take to help make our world to a less oppressive place. I learned that in the context of oppression, anyone and everyone can be a leader. You just have to be aware of your actions and how they impact others.

HDF 110 made me aware of the oppressive system that is in place in The United States. However, it also made me aware that I have the power to make a difference and to do my part in making our world a better place.

LDR 100


As a Leader Advancement Scholar freshman, I had the opportunity to take LDR 100, a one-credit course that was designed as an introduction to leadership at the university level.

As an incoming freshman, I was very unsure of what to expect when I got to college. I had teachers, friends, and family members giving me advice, but even with all the advice in the world, I still felt a bit apprehensive about starting college.

The LDR 100 class, however, was a great help in easing my transition from a high school student leader to a college student leader. This class met once a week on Mondays and our instructors and TA’s were all devoted to our success here at CMU. Not only did LDR 100 create a warm and welcoming environment, but it also helped set me up for success. We were taught how to create and update our e-portfolios, we completed a leadership project on campus, and we learned how to find student organizations that we were passionate about.

I really enjoyed LDR 100. Taking this course reminded me that attending CMU was the best decision I could have made.