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fall semester

Oh yeah, before I forget to mention it I should probably point out how tomorrow is the first day of the semester here. One year in Pullman and one year to go. I'm finally starting to find my place here and before long I'll be gone and on my way to something new. One consolation to this is that most of the veterinarian students I spend time around will be graduating at the end of the year as well - we're all roughly the same age and moving in similar directions, even if in different fields. And none of us has any idea what comes next.

I made a schedule of my classes and decided to post it here for anyone who cares enough to look. My hours at the vet hospital aren't included, as my supervisor didn't realize that classes resumed so soon, but at least I know how much I'll work in a week. I've also agreed to spend more time on Centrafrique research, although it's anybody's guess when that will take place.

ANTH 405: Medical Anthropology
ANTH 499: Special Problems in Anthropology [Research]
ASIA 373: Chinese Civilization
ASIA 474: Caste, Religion, and Ecology in South Asia
CHIN 101: Chinese Language, First Semester
T&L 333: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Trying to earn a minor in Asian Studies within two semesters might be a little stressful depending on the number of papers assigned in class, but an added bonus is that those courses also fulfill the upper-division requirements necessary for graduation. At that rate, why not include Chinese language classes which may come in handy if I find myself wandering the steppes of the Uighur Autonomous Region or trying to read hanja in a Korean newspaper. Heck, I bet it looks good on a C.V. as well.


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Aug. 21st, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)
I always like to see other people's timetables. And here I'm so jealous, I wanna go with you to the Chinese civilization classes!
Aug. 21st, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
The Pogues! Sounds like an interesting schedule.

Are you going to graduate school?
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
I don't have anywhere near enough music from the Pogues.

One of these days I'll go to graduate school. After earning my B.A. I still plan to teach overseas for a couple of years (or more if it's that enjoyable), and hopefully by that point I'll have a good idea of whether my current interests are what I want to spend the rest of my life researching. And you?
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
I'd like to go for an MFA in English, though that's so far down the line my interests could change drastically in the meantime. I'm fickle as a dandelion...
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
oh... not many subjects but many times!
it is different with mine.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I think that's a common schedule for my university, but some colleges have class five times a week instead. Do you only have class one time a week?
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
I want to go back to school!
Seriously. This looks like a pretty good semester! I'm a bit jealous. Okay, a lot jealous.

Unfortunately, there were very few Anthropology electives in my law degree. I like how US degrees are set up, with majors and minors and lots to choose from. In Spain, you pretty much have to decide what you want to study and stick with that and that only for four/five years. I like the open-mindedness and cross-disciplinarity of your system!

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