Unlooked-For: Subjects for the Undecided
by Hannah Gabay
As the first batch of students belonging in the General Academic Strand, they can’t help but be a bit skeptical since the strand has no specific field to focus on. However, the General Academic Strand offers specialized subjects from different strands and this could be said to be its specialty as it actually opens more opportunities for students in choosing their careers with all the different fields integrated together in one strand. It could only be said that this chance to seek wider career paths was truly unlooked-for especially for those who did not intend to be in the strand. In this time where college is coming to a close for those opting to continue higher studies it is a great fortune and opportunity to find yourself in this strand.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
The students get to experience a little bit of STEM with Disaster Risk and Management. Though this can be a little bit of a tough ride for those with different interests this course is an eye-opener for all the students with the state of our nation. This sent a message to all of the students about resilience a word this course has ingrained in our minds and possibly to some in their hearts. This subject may appear to be one that can be taken lightly, a subject that's too practical, which might have led some students to pay more attention or more effort into other subjects such as Math and Science. But towards the latter half of the semester, most G.A students must have realised the significance of taking up this subject for it has thought us lessons which we can apply presently in the real world, or surely, towards the future.
Organization and Management
With organization and management as another specialized subject the students get to feel a little bit of the ABM. This subject aims to teach us how to organize and manage a business and because of this we are given an opportunity to experience working with other people, likewise, to be able to know our classmates more as we are able to strengthen our bonds by accepting our differences through our ideas in constructing our businesses. The G.A students even get to create a business plan of their and feel what it's like to start planning for a business. Not only the key concepts of handling or starting a business were taught to us, but rather, it has taught us how important it is to effectively communicate with the people you are working with.
After the specialized subjects set by the curriculum for their first year, the students then get to choose and tailor their semester with specialized subjects from different strands specializing in different fields. It continues to remain unknown on how this will go and by this time the students should have discerned their career paths and venture their way into the future.
Self-Evaluation: GA-ling ng Students
by Angel Arellano