Tutor profile: Arissa G.
Geology is a dying field, why should it be a course?
I've heard this question so many times. "Geologists barely make any money." "Geology is the study of rocks." Geology is easily one of the most important subjects you will ever learn in your lifetime. Geology is the field in which we can piece together evidence of how the earth was formed. Radiometric dating allows us to put a timestamp to ancient structures and understand what they are made of. Geology is much larger than the "study of rocks," it can include Seismology, Volcanology, and Marine Geology. Earthquakes and volcanoes are always happening around the world, and geologists are able to measure these instances and predict when volanoes will erupt, sometimes saving lives.
Why is Biology so hard?
Biology can appear to be hard when you open up that first textbook and see the multiple diagrams you have to know inside and out. You pull out a highlighter and find yourself highlighting the entire paragraph. But the truth is, Biology isn't that difficult. The problem lies in that it is ever-changing and difficult to perceive since most of the processes aren't exactly available to be seen in daily life. Biology opens up a world of many different disciplines, and although a particular one may prove to be difficult, there are others in which you can delve into. And sadly, you have to cram it all into a very short period of time, which is incredibly difficult given the large amount of information. But you will find that once you understand the general concepts, everything starts to fall into place.
What makes Anthropology such an important subject?
Although many believe Anthropology is simply the study of cultures, it is much more than that. There are multiple disciplines: Linguistic Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology (Marine and Terrestrial)...and multiple others. The importance of this subject is how many ways you can apply it. Many times, military officials will hire Anthropologists to help understand other cultures. In Linguistic Anthropology, one has the ability to preserve dying languages in which will further help us understand history. Archaeology pieces together our pasts in order to solve the present. Biological Anthropology helps explain our origins, as well as put to use the human body for forensic purposes.
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