Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Bofah and I am currently a sophomore at Binghamton University. I applied to Binghamton with an intended career choice in medicine, hence a "pre-med" student, and a major in the field of biology. After a year's experience in college, however, I have decided to venture off into the school of nursing. This decision is in no way influenced by the detrimental courses of biology and chemistry (107 and 108), as I'm sure most who took the course would argue. My decision to become nurse practitioner is rather personal and was sparked by a realization of self and work/lifestyle preference. Either way, I am overly interested in the field of medicine and the numerous fields that accompany it. This therefore constitutes to my main reason for taking this course.
Hi everybody. Here is my short biography, looking forward to reading yours.
My name is Shaaron Elisha. I am a biology major. My interests and hobbies are broad. There is a question I enjoy asking people: Would you rather master one thing or be good at many things? The answers that I have gotten vary considerably but I personally have chosen the latter. I devote my time to different hobbies rather than master one. I enjoy basketball, football, soccer, guitar, piano, carpentry, hiking, painting, gardening. I am happy with the degree I chose. Biology was always my favorite subject ever since I was 10 years old but it is not my passion. My dream is to one day own a vineyard. If carpentry or farming were a more respectable and well paying job I would be happy doing that for the rest of my life. I am an introvert but I am not shy. I am going into the army in August and I am both anxious and excited for the difficult but rare experience it will give me. It is something I've wanted to do for some time now. I am not a big fighter and I don't agree with war but I know that it is inevitable as it always has been, and I cannot stand aside and let other people fight for me, it makes me feel weak and helpless. I think another reason I wished to join was because I was always fascinated by older war stories and the way their characters were portrayed as having honor, respect, bravery, and chivalry. I guess I hoped to emulate their ways. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer and good upcoming semester.
What's up guys. This is just a little insight into my life, so here goes...
My name is Ralph Puthota, and I am currently a senior at Binghamton University. I am pursuing my Bachelors in Accounting and plan on staying for 5 years to finish up my Masters in Accounting. I am Indian by nationality, and I came to the United States when I was 2 years old. I grew up in Queens, NY and then moved to Long Island later on in my life. My family consists of my parents, my younger sister, and my younger brother. I am a lover of all sports, and I play basketball and football in my spare time. I am taking this course purely out of interest in the medical field. My mom is a physician, so I guess it stems from her. A couple of my friends took this class during previous semesters and said good things, so I decided to finally take it when I had the chance. Thanks for hearing me out guys, and good luck with the rest of the summer session.
My name is Erika King. I am an integrated nueroscience major. I plan on going to medical school after Binghamton. This past January, I had an internship in public health in Cusco, Peru. This country has a very bad economy and yet it still manages to provide health care for anyone in need, many do not accept it. I found this the most interesting, considering America cannot do the same. I think this issue will be prevelant in this class and that is why I am most interested in participating.
[Erika is traveling right now and only has intermittent internet access. Please leave your comments anyway and she'll respond as soon as she can. - Brandon]
Hello, my name is Jacqueline Falk; in the fall of 2011 I will be a sophomore at Binghamton University. I started last year as strictly a Biology major, but has always had an interest in law as well. I decided to take this class to see if being a PPL major would be a better idea for me and allow me to combine two things I like to make improvements to the world. I really enjoy playing sports. I was a varsity athlete all throughout high school, playing field hockey and running track, but decided not to do sports in college because I really wanted to focus on my work. Over the past ten years I have been involved in my community volunteering in hospital and planting at local parks and beaches. I love giving back to the community that I live in.
Hi everyone my name is Rameisha Allen and I will be a Sophmore in the fall. I am from Queens, NY and my majors are PPL and Spanish with an intended minor in Sociology. After my undergraduate at Binghamton University I will be attending Law School, hopefully Columbia University/ the University of Chicago. I decided to take Medical Ethics because it's required for my major and I heard that it is a fun and interesting class. I have never taken a course online and the main reason why I have chosen to do this is because Medical Ethics isn't available in the Fall.
My name is Albert Thomas. Below is a short biography of myself. I hope that it gives you an idea of the type of person I am. Since we're all taking this class online, perhaps we can all find things that we can relate to in others' biographies, which will help us to become familiar with each other. Happy reading!
I'm a junior at St. John's University, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies. I decided to take a couple of summer courses here at BU so that I can focus on courses intensive to my major at St. John's. When I graduate, I plan on attending Brooklyn law to obtain my J.D. My goal is to become a successful attorney, and my dream is to find work on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In my free time, I like to read, play basketball, and watch movies. I'm very laid back, and enjoy having quiet time and personal space. As a matter of a fact, my biggest complaint about schooling in NYC is that everyone wants to party, thus making dorm life a little rowdy and very loud. I have a wild imagination, and at times may say things that curve from general perceptions. I'm not very religious, but I do follow a personal moral code that I feel keeps me out of trouble and on the road to success.
My Names is Sam Ahmed and i will just finished my 3rd year at BU. I am a recently declared PPL major hoping to continue on to Law School. I am very interested in Bio Ethics as both my parents and older brother are currently employed by Health Professions. Until recently i thought would share the same destiny but much to their dismay i have chosen to go for a different path of life. I am orginally from Syracuse but Im staying in Binghamton for the summer with our house's new puppy. I also play rugby for the BURFC. This is my first online class but im looking forward to a different but interesting learning method.
Hi everyone, my name is Tasha Tambeau. I am an Integrative Neuroscience major with a Biological Anthropology minor. I am also pre-med. I enjoy reading, sewing, and cooking. I grew up mostly just outside Binghamton but lived in Southern California for 3 years. I tend to be strongly opinionated about a lot of current issues but I also believe you have to understand all sides of an argument to be able to form a whole opinion. I am taking this class because it looked and sounded very interesting and it will also fulfill a requirement for my major.
Hey everyone! My name's Marisa Sweeney-- I'm currently hanging out in Boca Raton for the week, on a mother's helping job for my aunt (basically just chasing after three small children and making sure they stay out of trouble). I'm a PPL and Accounting major and I'll be starting my sophomore year at Bing in the fall. I'm super excited about medical ethics-- after checking out some of the topics that are coming up in the next few weeks I can tell it's going to be a great class! I'm from Baldwin, NY (South Shore, Long Island) and it's a great place to be during the summer. Outside of philosophizing, I like to read, go to concerts, and spend time outdoors, mostly at the beach. I'm looking forward to a great class with all of you!!
Hi, my name is Stanley Huang. I’m a senior here at Binghamton University. I was born in NYC, NY, that’s where I currently live and also where I grew up. I am currently majoring in economics, but contemplating about whether or not to change it to PPL. One of my hobbies is watching and playing basketball. I was on the varsity basketball team in high school and even though I don’t play as much as I used to, I still play it for fun. Another passion that I found in life is cars. I love driving and modding cars.
Allo all. I'm your instructor Brandon Davis-Shannon. Let's take some time today to introduce ourselves.
A philosophy Ph. D student in the program on Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy at SUNY Binghamton, I examine issues at the intersection of normative, medical, and feminist ethics by analyzing how moral structures and understandings are organized around constructions of personal identity. Right now, I am working on my dissertation, which examines the ways that severe depression impacts an individual's sense of self and ability to negotiate the moral understandings that we all take for granted. I operate within a feminist framework, which sees all moral beliefs and actions as situated within social constructs. It's a view we won't be dealing with here--it's quite a departure from the standard views of utilitarianism and deontology--but you can see a bit of it in the way that virtue ethics emphasizes the importance of the society you live in.
Outside of philosophy, I live in Binghamton with my lovely wife, wildly active (almost) one year-old daughter, and a rapscallion of a cat. I spend my free time over-analyzing obscure TV shows, comics, books, and music. The fact that I spend my time over-intellectualizing everything probably explains why I'm a philosophy graduate student. It's a good life.