Classes I'm Taking [Fall 2003]
Submitted by geek on Wed, 07/23/2003 - 09:18
- Italian 101 - Elementary Italian (4 credits) - I'm really glad I took Italian in high school before taking this class. It moved so much faster than we did in high school. I think we covered 3/4 of what I learned in 4 years in one semester.
- Anthropology 103 - Introduction to Human Evolution (3 credits) - A very good class. I learned a lot, AND it wasn't hard - awesome combination. The professor had a geat voice for lecturing, too.
- Mathematics 126 - Mathematics II (4 credits) - A post-calculus class, including calculus review. Definitely the best math teacher I've ever had. He was a grad student working on his PhD (probably defending in the spring), and I'm pretty sure he's not planning on teaching after he gets his degree. It's really a shame because not enough actual professors care as much about their students as he did. Also, math teachers writing actual words on the board instead of just numbers (which make no sense when you go back over your notes) is seriously the best thing ever.
- Sages 100 - First Seminar: Life of the Mind (4 credits) - SAGES is a special program; this is basically my English class. The only difference is that class sizes are limited to 15, we develop a writing portfolio, and senior year we have a special project. What a waste of time. We learned nothing and my writing skills haven't improved at all. It might have been worth it if the professor didn't waste all of the class time talking about himself. Ah, well, I did meet my college best friend in this class.
- Physical Education Requirement - (0 credits) Personal Safety Awareness (1st half of the semester) and Badminton (2nd half of the semester) - Uh, not much to say here. It was gym. The least physical gym classes I could get into. I was happy. I may not be able to take an acting class for gym credit like some people (*cough* AJ *cough*), but all we did was watch movies in Personal Safety Awareness, which was sweet. And badminton? You barely have to move if you play it right (well... wrong, actually... but right for my purposes).
First semester at college. I'm completely undecided about my major, but I'm pretty sure it will be something in the humanities.
Now with course evaluations!