My semester is going to be more than a little interesting... I saw to that by making sure that I signed up as quickly as I could when I got on campus. After getting financial aid to help me explain to collections what was going on- the hold was removed from my account. I had to contact a different professor besides my advisor to get me signed up for classes, being that my advisor is on sabbatical for the month. Professor Sempreora, the head of the English Department, luckily knows me and was nice enough to help me out.
Now, my classes are set up funny. Going out of my way to make sure that I missed as few classes as possible while still getting into classes at all was a challenge. As it stands, I only have two classes that go all semester. I have one that's only for the first eight weeks of this semester, and two that begin after the first eight weeks. On top of that- three of the classes out of the five are night classes.
For this semester-
English 2030 - History of the British Novel.
I can't wait. Professor Hwang is one of my favorite teachers thus far. She's already got us reading Moll Flanders. The title page describes the story almost like a "Buy it today!" novel. "The Fortunes
and the Mistfortunes
Of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c
. Who was Born in Newgate
, and durin aa Live of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, Besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore
, Five times a Wife
(whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief
, Eight Year a Transported Felon
in Virginia, at last grew Rich
, Liv'd Honest
, and died a Penitent
, Written from her own
Get this- Grandma wants to read it after I'm done.
*Tuesday Night Only, all semester
ENGL 3040 - Topics in Fiction: Modern and Postmodern authors.
You know you're already in over your head when the professor tries to talk you out of taking the course. It's the hardest one that I have this semester- and he's dubious because my emphasis in in Drama as opposed to- say- english as a teaching profession or even english without a major emphasis at all. He worries that I don't have enough background to get something out of the course. And to be frank- his worries have me worried.
But at the same time, I think I'd be doing myself a disservice if I didn't take the course, if for only the opportunity to listen to questions and discussion about some of the best novels of our time.
* Tuesday and Thursday, Noon until 1:20, all semester
PSYC 1030 - Intro to Psychology
Remember how I took sound and light to get away from dissecting frogs? Well, it didn't count towards my 1 science credit that I need. And I still didn't want to take biology (I cut a frog open once- don't want to do it again) or chemistry (mostly due to a fear of blowing myself to bits- because I'd probably do something like that). Psychology it is!
And yes, it realy does count towards my science grade.
* Monday and Wednesday, Noon until 2:50, First eight weeks (Spring 1)
PHIL 1100 - Intro to Philosophy
Last time I took this class, it didn't go so well- so I'm doing it again... because I know that I can do it. Besides, once you get over Descartes and Nietzche, it's all downhill. Especially after Nietzche.
Not to be confused with intro to Psych.
* Thursday Nights, Second eight weeks (Spring 2)
GNST 2000 - Topics in the Liberal Arts - Tombstones
I needed one more class to be flat-fee, and after missing one class already, Hwang's class was closing in on me. I booked this class, and then thanked Professor Sempreora for her help.
Anybody want to tag along?
* Wednesday Nights, Only three weeks in April! (Spring 2, on a technicality)
Well, that's the name of that tune. Got my first class in Topics in Fiction today. I was worried when he tried to discourage me from entering the class- but I still maintain that there's nothing as disconcerting as starting from behind with the knowledge that you're starting from behind.