Reflecting back to my first year, I can see the difference between first and second year in terms of modules and contact hours. One main difference is that second year counts to your final grade when you graduate whereas first year did not.
As a second year geographer, people just assume that geography is about rocks, soil and colouring in maps. When I express to people, that my coursework is about flies; they get really shocked. Geographers study fruit flies? Are you dreaming? No, it is true…geographers do study fruit flies. Geographers have the opportunity to explore diverse factors and beyond face value aspects.
Why do geographers experiment with fruit flies? We examine fruit flies to see their growth pattern which expands weekly. The fruit flies were bred for four weeks. The flies were kept in culture tubes that were changed weekly. Did you know that female flies are larger than male flies? Also there is a Fru gene which allows courtship between males?
It’s a bizarre and unexpected thing that geographers do. So, look beyond the stereotypical views and explore the beauty of geography.