Sometimes they feel limited and other times the amount of them feel overwhelming. Here at UIndy we have some amazing opportunities to take amazing courses that aren’t really offered anywhere else and our Applied PR class is one of them. But this isn’t the only class you should take it you want to learn an immense about of knowledge or be completely overwhelmed by a professor who has a vast amount of resources and genius.
In the last four years I’ve jumped around nearly every department here on the third floor of Esch, as well as most of the school, but I guess that’s also the benefit of a liberal arts degree.
But the classes I feel I gained the most applicable life knowledge would be every single one of Koehn’s classes. Sure I’ve had my moments where I hated my life because of his tests and moments where I wholeheartedly disagreed with him, but in reflection I realized that all of his lessons I use in my everyday life.
Even if you emphasis isn’t PR or you’re not a COMM major, take Koehn’s classes! Don’t dread going to play basketball in class, it’s truly a learning opportunity! Don’t view those 15 minute inspirational videos as a waste of your time. Really stretch your brain and try to think of they reasoning behind him showing it. Those videos tie into every lesson he teaches. (And the best part about the videos is that you can go back a rewatch them.)
And the way he presents his lectures and notes: EMBRACE IT. Obviously it’s a step away from the status quo and isn’t want you’ve grown comfortable to over the last 12 plus years, but that’s the point. Everything he does is to push you out of your comfort zone, as well as teaching you to listen and not just hear. When you leave your comfort zone you grow and do amazing things, and once your learn to listen and not just hear life becomes more clear.
I’ve had many classes with Koehn and I wish I had more with him. They drive me insane in the best way possible and I hope for those of you who still have a chance to take a class with him…