July 29, 2003

Fall Semester

Classes start up again on August 25th. I'll be taking fifteen credit hours. On Mondays and Wednesdays I'll be on campus. I stuck to taking just twelve credit hours for my first two semesters at GMU and my classes were primarily held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Things are going to be a bit different this time around, but I think I'm ready for the change. The classes I am enrolled in are Western Civilization, Introduction to Classical Music, Chinese Philosophy and Religious Traditions, Dimensions of Writing/Literature, and the lab for that last class I mentioned. Only one of my professors this next semester will have a familiar face, and that's Dr. Ro, who I had for Religions of the Orient in the spring and I tremendously enjoyed having him as a teacher. This time I will have him for Chinese Philosophy and Religious Traditions.

I just got off the phone with the university bookstore and three of my four classes (not counting the lab as a class) all have had books assigned to them. The odd one out is Introduction to Classical Music. The total monetary damage I am looking at so far comes to $198. The total number of books I am looking at having to haul around so far comes to six. That's not nearly as bad as it could be. I am probably going to go buy all of the used books they had in stock on Saturday afternoon. That way, I won't get stuck paying outrageous amounts of money for new and I'll get a decent jump start on my reading. I'm such a nerd :).

-- CrystalShiloh @ 11:24 AM