What Classes are you taking in the Spring?

Discussion in 'Education and Academia' started by The Double, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    Registration already started for me.

    Fundamental International Business
    Micro Economics
    Ethics
    Writing Composition 2
    Statistics
     
  2. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Spring?

    Some of us haven't gotten to Winter Quarter yet!
     
  3. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As of right now, this is how my schedule shapes up:

    1. English Literature: Chaucer

    2. Russian Language 102

    3. Russian Literature: Women and Russia

    4. A not yet determined science class that I will take only because I have to and will hate the entire way through. :mad:

    Three I'm really looking forward to, one I'm not. Works out pretty well overall.
     
  4. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    If you need any help with the Chaucer, I'm your guy. I was the resident Chaucer dork in my group of English major friends.
     
  5. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    as of now, financial accounting and macroeconomics.
     
  6. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know yet because even though I've done 3 semesters (about 35 credits) worth of college coursework, I'm still cosidered a Freshman at GW because stupid ********ing King's College London AND stupid ********ing Harvard lead me on all summer SAYING that they would send my transcripts, when they actually didn't So now, adter spending 2 hours yelling at King's at 4 AM and spending about the same amount of time with Harvard...they finally fax over the transcripts.

    But to the wrong office.

    And even if they had been delivered on that date, it would have been too late for them to be added to my record, since Class registrations began the next day.

    this means that now i'm having to register for c lasses along with al lthe freshmen, after all the GOOD classes (and, of course, al lthe ones i really NEED to take for my journalism major) are filled up.

    Ugh.
     
  7. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Don't you just love university administration?

    For me, my Winter quarter classes will be:

    Dissertation research (8 units)
    University teaching
     
  8. AngelFaceDeQnz

    AngelFaceDeQnz New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Queens, New York
    Political Science- Politics of Identity

    Family,Nutrition,Exercise- Fitness Through Diet

    Sociology- Mass Communication and Popular Culture

    Comparative Literature- Great Books

    Then its graduation time!!!!
     
  9. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Just registered for winter term. We're on trimesters, so we only take three courses at a time.

    French 204
    Intro to Religion
    English Lit II: Neoclassic, Romantic, and Victorian Literature
     
  10. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    That's just a reccomendation though. :)
    I twice pissed off my advisor by registering for 5 classes in a trimester (we called em quarters).
     
  11. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'll keep that in mind. I'm usually not very good when it comes to reading old literature, but I've never read Chaucer so I'm looking forward to it.
     
  12. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Do I smell someone from Carleton in this thread? ;) :D
     
  13. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Don't you um ya ya me.
     
  14. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I thought about applying there, but really wanted to get up to New England instead of the midwest. Carleton is a great school though.
     
  15. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Do you know if you're reading a translation or the original middle English? Either way, you should have fun. Most of the Canterbury Tales (ie: everything you DON'T read in HS) are fabliaux (stories about perverted sex, youthful characters outwitting old guys, and farts. Seriously. Lots of fart jokes in the Canterbury Tales.). Plus, if your prof. has you read "Troilus and Criseyde" (sp), it's like reading the lost, romantic chapter from the Trojan War.
     
  16. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    We'll definitely be reading in the original middle English. I don't know what we'll be reading outside of the Canterbury Tales though. I do know that I thought CT was complete BS in high school, but later realized it probably had more to do with the quality of the teaching and the way we just sort of skipped around than the actually quality of Chaucer's writing. I do know that I struggle with the language in most of Shakespeare's plays, so I'm expecting Chaucer to cause problems for me too. Hoping not though.
     
  17. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland

    Chaucer in the original Middle English is much more difficult than Shakespeare. It's almost like another language. My advice is to just keep on reading, even if you don't understand it at first. Chaucer is a lot like those pictures that you have to stare at for awhile until the 3-D image appears. After a while, it just starts to make sense.

    As to the skipping around in HS, that's likely BECAUSE of the content of the Tales. HS gives you the prologue and the "clean" stories. Most of the stories are full of perversion and "inappropriate for HS" humor.

    Good luck!
     
  18. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Forgot to mention another good reading strategy. Before you read, check out a summary of each tale on Sparknotes or NovelGuide. That way, when you read, you already know WHAT is happening, and you can concentrate on the way the Middle English DESCRIBES what is happening. It's less frustrating that way, and you get better with the language much much quicker.
     
  19. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Yeah, I love it. Sorry for my previous post, I was assuming you went to St. Olaf. Now it's evident you're far too intelligent for that. :D
     
  20. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    no.
     
  21. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    :)

    Nice. A few really good friends of mine go to Carleton.
     
  22. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Thanks for the help JM. I'll try to read CT on my own at first to see how well I can do, and if I'm struggling then I'll try your advice.
     
  23. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    That's cool. Now that I know where you go, you can try to guess where I go.

    Hint: It's not Carleton. ;) :D
     
  24. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Well I know it's NE, and I'm guessing it's a school similar to
    Carleton as far as academic standing. Since you have no hints in the location line of your profile, I'm gonna guess it's one of Amherst, Williams, or Dartmouth.
     
  25. mellowjohnny

    mellowjohnny Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    USA
    just registered last week

    PHIL 104 Ethics
    POSC 177 Politics of the World Economy
    MATH 060 Statistics
    POSC 152 Russian and Post-Soviet Republics
    THEO 184 Jewish Thought and Practice
     

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