This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Hey, my subject line rhymes! And I didn’t do that on purpose. Anyway, my rabbit had an exciting day…while I wasn’t home. Upon arriving home, I went in my room, dropped my bookbag, and then looked at the cage. It was open, and I ran to my parents and said, “Where’s Grumpy!!??” Apparently when my mum went to give Grumpy some lettuce, she didn’t lock the cage, so Grumpy decided to venture out on her own.
We found and chased her. When I picked her up, I felt her ears, and they were hot, indicating she ran around and got exercise. After putting her back in the cage, my mum said, “Now that would explain why there were cats at the bottom of our apartment complex yowling.” Yep, they must’ve smelled my dear rabbit and got excited. Luckily I didn’t see any electrical cords or my books chewed up. And we haven’t seen any “surprises.” It was kind of funny though, since my mum denied opening the cage today, and tried to blame me when I fed her this morning. Right.
Okay, now for my classes debate. Term IV for face-to-face classes came out finally. With that, UMUC Asia and Europe online classes, I have these classes to choose from. Also, I have to consider the fact that I need 3 more English classes, 2 upper-level electives, and 1 lower-level elective. From the English classes, I need to make sure I take at least one upper-level, and I need a genre and British author course. These are the class list:
Face-to-Face (From April 2 ~ May 26)
* ENGL 391: Advanced Expository and Research Writing; Every Saturday @ 0900 – 1600
* KORN 105: Introduction to Korean Language and Culture; Mon/Wed @ 1800 – 2100
* HIST 483: A History of Japan Since 1800; Tues/Thurs @ 1800 – 2100
Asian Division Online Classes (April 9 ~ July 6)
* ENGL 304: The Major Works of Shakespeare (Qualifies for British Author requirement)
* HIST 364: Emergence of Modern America: 1900 – 1945
* JAPN 105: Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture
* KORN 105: Introduction Korean Language and Culture
* KORN 333: Korean and Life Culture
European Division Online Classes (April 2 ~ July 1)
* ENGL 345: Modern Poetry (Qualifies for Genre requirement)
* ENGL 419: Major British Writers After 1800 (Qualifies for British Author requirement)
* HIST 337: Europe in the World Setting of the 20th Century
* HUMN 334: Understanding Movies
I know for sure that I feel compelled to take ENGL 391 and ENGL 304…but the idea of doing Shakespeare through online is making me feel ill. Not only do I have read his plays, but I also have to buy or rent the film adaptations of the plays. That class is planned to do Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing. Except for the last one…I am not looking forward to the other three. Also the idea of writing research papers…darn it, I’m a creative writer! I hate essay writing. X_X;;
Another factor to consider all this is do I want to do shorter face-to-face schedule or endure a horrid, never-ending online schedule. X_x;; I also have to remember that if I do take more online classes, the terms overlap one another, especially between Term IV and V. For online, Term III ends by April 29, Term IV starts in April 2 or 9 ending in July 1 or 6, Term V starts in June 4 and ends in August 19. YUCK. So at one point I could have anywhere from 3 to 6 classes? Ugh…
I am almost positive that I will take ENGL 391 and ENGL 304, but I don’t know what my third option will be. I’ve been wanting to take JAPN 105 the last two terms. I could just choose that and get out of it, but another thing that helps me decide on the class is the syllabus. I need to see the syllabus and see what turns me on or off about what I expect from the class. Like if a class has group work (Through online? That’s like asking for trouble.), I won’t take it regardless how much I want to.
*sighs* Choices, choices, choices. Also, can someone explain to me why my current Bible as Literature does not count toward the genre portion of my major?! Had that count as the genre credit I need, I would only have to worry about making sure I obtain the darn British Author credit, and take whatever is available. One would THINK that the Bible is its own genre…but not my Uni. Anyway, comment? Question? Advices? *dies* I can’t wait till this is over.