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17 December 2008 @ 11:05 pm
Next Semester's Dilemma  
So the Swahili conundrum has reached it's full pitch with my graduating semester (because, like, what if all the schools in the world explode right after I graduate and I never have a chance to take a class AGAIN?).

I have three classes I need to graduate:  Communication, Programming Languages, and Senior Software Engineering Project Thingy Doohickey.

I could just take those and snooze all semester long.

Or I could take one or two of the following options (all of which are currently on my schedule):

Advanced Database Systems - Zanev is not my favorite, and I know it'll be hard.  But I'm a database monkey.  And I spent a couple of years disappointed that I probably wouldn't get a chance to take this class.  Now I have a chance to take this class.  It won't be too much fun, but it will be USEFUL...

Foundations of Advanced Mathematics - this is a class I want to take as a means of determining, "Hey, do I REALLY want to dive deep into the Math world here?"  I think it will be fun, but challenging.  I reeeeally want to take it.  I reeeeally don't know if I can handle the resulting schedule.

Elementary French I - I've been playing around with the idea of taking some French for over a year now.  Why?  I dunno.  I just like the language more and more, and I hate it that the only language I've taken anything of (Spanish) is one of my least favorite to speak or listen to.  I actually like French films, after all.  And I bet it would be an easy A.  Also, Mom wants me to go to France with her, and I want to learn some French before than, and I know I won't make any headway studying it on my own.  Still... this class will probably be the first one I decide to drop.

That's six classes, yo.  My schedule is maxxed out.  I just want them all!  *is huge dork*

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Edit:  dropped French.  geogre is right, just torrent a program and learn it.  I can't risk even walking into that classroom, I know what will happen, it will be all fun and interesting like my Criminal Justice courses and I won't be able to drop it when I need to.

So now I'm down to four difficult classes... and Communication.
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Hunterjjhunter on December 18th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
Um... do you like writing proofs?
That's what that title sounds like to me.

(Basically, I don't have a math degree because I rank writing proofs up there with root canals. You might not have the same attitude.)

Anyway, don't wear yourself out. I would vote for the snoozing, but then, I was pretty much burnt out by the end of undergrad.
Wiseacreewin on December 18th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Yes! But I need a LOT more practice at it. And that's exactly what this class offers me: a chance to get some practice in an environment where it's relatively easy to make A's.

Relatively compared to, say, Tech.

Thing is, I'm not burned out on school at all. School is my favorite part of life by far these days.
Hunterjjhunter on December 18th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Tech pretty much squelched my love for math and it took ~10 years to get over it.

Personally, I think the ideal lifestyle (assuming you didn't have to worry about supporting it) would be to take two classes a term and spend the rest of the time goofing off (enjoying cultural events, travel, etc.) I can't blame my undergrad burnout entirely on Tech (although classes where a 37 is a *good* grade tend to suck out my soul) - sometimes life conspires and makes me.... *tired*.