Of this first quarter in Disease and Society, I took away a variety of things. I learned a lot about subjects pertaining to public health, such as historic pandemics and globalization. I had dabbled in these subjects in the past, but had never explored them in such depth before. I particularly enjoyed the assortment of projects the class worked on, and appreciated that they all weren’t just poster or Powerpoint over and over again. However, I found it frustrating how randomized the groups were, and felt that it only made it harder to produce work of quality. I’ll continue to put my best into this class. I’m looking forward to tackling this obesity unit and all other upcoming units in the rest of the semester!