Classes

Education Classes: Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom, Curriculum Design and Assessment, Negotiating Educational Policy,and Secondary Methods of Teaching Life Science. 

 

Science Classes: Ecology Natural History, Chemistry II, Marine Biology, Marine Mammal Biology, Ornithology, Ecology and Experience, Communicating Science, Marvelous, Terrible Place (The Newfoundland Course), independent study in Citizen Science, and Winter Ecology.

Favorite class:


Marine Biology is an incredibly hands-on (gloves on) class. If you are the kind of person who loves snorkeling in refreshingly cold Atlantic water, identifying slimy seaweeds and squishy inter-tidal organisms, dissecting deep sea fish or tromping through clam-infested mud flats, this is the right course for you. 

My approach to human ecology:

science + education + languages = my human ecology 

Life on Mount Desert Island:

Mount Desert Island is the most unique place. The trees are constantly changing colours, the park demands exploration, the night sky is always bright, and our little campus is in the center of it all. Bar Harbor is a quaint little town with the cutest dogs, the tastiest seafood, and the friendliest people. 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Soccer at the Y, hiking in Acadia, kayaking in Frenchman Bay, freediving off the pier, and collecting sea glass are all great ways to spend your time on the island. 

Adventures yet to come:

In my free time, I dream of road tripping to national parks across the US, snowboarding in Canada, counting sheep in New Zealand, backpacking in southeast Asia, surfing in Ireland, reuniting with old friends from around the globe, and continuing to make new connections along the way! 

Best meal on campus:

The salad bar will blow your mind. However, as a strong believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to recommend the cafeteria’s homemade crunchy cashew granola. 

COA might be the right college for you if...

you’re adventurous, flexible, self-motivated, capable of tolerating the cold, and curious to explore passions that go beyond one specific major.