August 26, 2005

School Schedule

During the coming semester I will be on campus only three days a week. Here is what my schedule looks like:

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

SPAN 302-001 Reading and Writing Skills Development (in Spanish) 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 6 credits
ANTH 395-001 Work, Technology and Society 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 3 credits


LING 499-001 (FRLN 573) Basic Issues in Foreign Language Pedagogy 4:00 - 5:00? 3 credits
ENGL 335-001 Shakespeare Histories & Comedies 7:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 3 credits

These classes combined are worth a total of 15 credits. That *is* a lot for me to take at one time, but I think I'll be able to handle it. I've had two other six credit hour Spanish classes in the past: SPAN 109 and 209. Those were a lot of work and despite that, I did very well with them. I'm sure that the anthropology class will be much more interesting to me than the alternative, IT 103. When I was a student at ERAU (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), I was required to take Intro to Computing. As far as I can tell, the class material was similar to what is being taught in IT 103, but when I came to GMU it transferred in as just an elective. I wouldn't learn anything dramatically different in IT 103 and in order for me to get motivated to learn, I have to be offered something new and challenging. LING 499 is an independent study class that I will be taking with Dr. Goldin. Last semester I took SPAN 301 Grammar and Syntax with him. Being already familiar with a professor's particular teaching style seems to help and besides, it shouldn't take away much from my other classes because most of what I will be doing for my independent study is reading. As for the Shakespeare class, I won't know what to expect until after I've met my professor.

-- CrystalShiloh @ 11:19 AM