the gripping conclusion to my registration drama
I did not get into the communications course I wanted because when I went to ask the advisor how to get deparmental approval he was like “well let’s call them”
so he did and he asked why you needed departmental approval and they said “lol i dunno ask the professor”
and the advisor was like “okay you’re gonna need to email her. It might be a learning group thing. If you can’t get in I’d just take Arabic if I was you. there’s two open on t/r” and I was like “yeeeah I’ll just take Arabic” because I have no idea if she’d get back to me on time or what the heck and I really don’t want to wait that long AND also comm 1302 is, he said, always open in the summer so I can definitely count on that because communications classes are extremely popular.
so I’ll just do that and my astronomy lab in the summer and get the jump on Arabic, since I was going to have to start it soon anyway!
The only bad thing is I only have ten minutes between each of my two classes each day so I’m going to be doing a lot of powerwalking to get to class on time. Also I am going to have no time to eat. But it’ll be a shorter day because I will only be actually on campus four hours or so each day, so I’ll just bring some fruit to snack on and eat before I leave and after I get home.
But! The really really good thing is! My Arabic professor is the one who taught us at IC camp so I do get to have class with her! Also there is a strong possibility I already have the textbook, because I think she might be using the same one we did over the summer.
so now I need to brush up on my arabic over winter break so I can be well prepared. I mean it’s an intro class but she moves quick so I’ll do better if I remember my alphabet and basic vocabulary.
i mean, anything related to the study of people is useful. otoh, in the end it depends on your interests and motivation. so it’s not like you HAVE to, but if it’s what you want, absolutely useful.
Ah, good, thank you! I have to have a minor and that’s pretty much the most intriguing option, so.
(also sorry I have the worst habit of editing replies after posting them but - if this gets to you in time thank you so much ahh you’ve given me so much college advice and linguist advice and stuff? you are just the best.)
about slx being useful: every profession that involves interaction with other humans (either directly or indirectly) is basically about slx. any form of communication, verbal/written/internet. so. very useful, even if indirectly.
ahhh but I’m more worried about whether taking a sociology minor would indeed be useful? to my y’know future academic career.
i’m so sorry for two college posts in one day but you guys.
i’ve been thinking about switching minors and today i decided to do it and i went back to check the schedule for registration and i
my next-semester schedule was gonna get me home horribly late and if i can swing what i’m trying to swing that won’t happen??
like i’ll still be home later than this semester on m/w but i also won’t be going in till like 1:30 so whatever
i’ll have two classes on each day and one online class
and my t/r schedule will be more or less exactly the same as it is this semester which is really good because i like routine and i
am really happy
and also really wired because if i can’t get into the communication course i want to this will all be a mess
there are only 9 people in it right now but i need to go see the advisor tomorrow and i’m not sure because it requires departmental approval i think because it’s an overflow class or something and so i don’t know what will happen with that??
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totally! also lemme know if you want any networking or have questions or anything. i love my socio friends. :D
ahhh thank you so much! I will do so. C:
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oh man, yes. slx is awesome. there’s a huge twitter community of linguists and sociolinguists, too, if you’re interested!~
ohh, that is good to know! At the moment I’m resisting getting a twitter because it’s like, I don’t want another distraction from school, but that’s definitely useful information for future reference, thank you!
discworld, racebent: a fancast (part ii)
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