Well, happy Labor Day, everyone! I spent a lot of the day catching up on things, because I always have a horrible time of it the first couple of weeks in a semester. At least my classes this semester seem really interesting and awesome (for the most part).
→ History: just run-of-the-mill pre-Civil War US history. I'm not super pumped for this class, but my teacher said he wanted to focus on race and gender relations in the time period so perhaps it will be interesting? At the very least it will be easy, because it's a Freshman-level course. \0/
→ Analyzing Literature: basically a prereq to all of the other awesome lit courses I can take. We're reading Jane Eyre
, which I have no strong feelings about so far, and then a lot of short stories and poems (including some by Atwood and Eliot!). My professor for this is really sweet and also a tecnology nerd, so yay. :D
→ Reading Media Critically: There are two things you need to know about this class. The first is that the professor had us introduce ourselves by telling her our name, our major, and which TV character we related with most; she related with River Song. (Points to anyone who can guess the character I picked.) The second is that I get to analyze any text I want all semester, and I am in the midst of writing up a proposal so that this text may be Dollhouse
. This is, as you may have guessed, an Officially Awesome class.
→ Sound Design: This is just one of those random classes that I have to take for EMAC, but I am quite musically inclined, so I think I may enjoy it if I can kind of focus on that aspect of it all semester.
→ Intro to Film: seems like it's going to be a pretty typical film course. I've always kind of wanted to take one, though, so that works for me! The reading has been super interesting so far because I am an art nerd like that.
→ Introduction to EMAC: basically a survey course of all the places one can go in EMAC. What I'm most excited for about this is that the professor has flipped the classroom
, which is a method I love because it allows students to guide themselves and teach themselves and it's so much better than showing up and listening to lectures. I'm also really interested in some of the topics we'll be covering this semester (which is good, seeing as how they're the options for my major).
→ The Digital Society: I am SO EXCITED for this course. My advisor allowed me to take one of the prereqs as a co-req, so I get to spend a semester learning about awesome things like the intersection of privilege and the Internet and how our identity affects the way we behave online and yeah. :D There are a couple of people in it who were in my gender studies class last year, and it just promises to be a really fun and interesting time.
Then, of course, I'm doing band and pep band again. Those are both really nice stress relief, haha. I'm just thankful that my classes are all pretty interesting this semester, because I don't think I'd have a chance of making it through so many credits without really caring about the work I was doing. I just hope I'll make it to December still alive, haha.
I am still going to post the photos that everyone asked for and such, but this post is kind of long already, so....look for that later. If you still want to ask me to take pictures of something, that's here