I think I failed it.
I think I failed it.
Just not when it comes to college.
Yeah, I think I’m changing my major, again. This program at UTD just isn’t what I thought it was going to be. One of my major grades in one of my classes is a Wikipedia editing assignment. I’m sorry but I just don’t see how having an in-depth knowledge of Wikipedia and their community is going to give me an edge in a job interview (unless it’s one of the job requirements, in which case I wouldn’t be applying for it anyway because I fucking hate Wikipedia now).
Real talk: I don’t like school. I just want to be done with school. I want to study for some tests, write some papers, get some As, and get out. This program does not work that way. It’s so involved. Project after group project after busy work after reading after movie watching. Way more effort to get an A. If I was enjoying the classes, it’d be fine. But they suck! As it turns out, I only really like the internet when nobody is forcing me to participate with it.
So my solution… I think it’s a good one, but then again I was stoked about this program a few months ago and look where I am now. UNT (yeah…… full circle…) has a BA in Social Sciences. Basically you put your own degree together based on what interests you in the social sciences. You have a primary specialty and then you have to have at least two other areas to fill out the rest of your classes for the degree. In my case, my primary will be psychology (21 hours) and I’ll also be taking a variety of philosophy (12), anthropology (15), history (3), and sociology (6) classes.
The good news is that I already have a bunch of classes that work towards all of these, to the point where I only have 3 leftover electives and I’ll only have one unnecessary class when I graduate. AND it doesn’t put me behind schedule at all. I’ll still be graduating December 2013.
So now my question is, what about the financial aid I already accepted at UTD? Can I get aid for next semester at UNT? How do I find these things out?
Culture & Technology, Stack & Wise
Only two and a half more chapters of this to go… Interesting, but wordy. So far it’s a lot of pages just to say, basically, that technologies are connected and created by a lot more than just a culture’s needs and desires and that you just have to think of people and technology as a network instead of as a give-take relationship.
See? I’m paying attention.
Yup. I’d like to take more than three classes but I think that since one of them is a studio art class and one is writing-intensive, they’re going to keep me pretty busy. Pretty excited!
I’m going to take one or two classes at Quad C next semester, and after that… It’s back to school for good. But back to school means away from Texas. Turns out Dallas just isn’t far enough away. I need to really escape. Georgia, Colorado, and North Carolina are at the top of my list for now. I figure I’ll take one class at a time the first two semesters and after that I’ll have established residency and it will be a lot cheaper for me to finish up.
Don’t ask me what I’m going to be finishing. I still don’t know. But I need to do something. One of the classes I’ll definitely be taking at Quad C is Intro to Sports Management. I’m not sure what else I want to take. An art class, maybe, to balance it out. Or maybe Basic Food Preparation because you know I could use it. Acting I, maybe. I do miss that. I guess I could take Spanish or French, considering how little I remember of them (muy poquito and tres peu, respectively, and I’m not even sure I spelled those correctly). Or Japanese or Russian or Italian so that I can say I speak smatterings of three languages instead of just two. Pfft. I should probably get to a point of fluency in one language - English not included - before I take on any more.
WHAT!!! They have a class called “Dinosaurs!” which a) completely just revealed my inner nerd and b) makes this a very hard decision. On the one hand, what use would a class about dinosaurs be to me? But on the other hand, who cares?
Let’s see what else they have… Hotel management classes - Front Office Procedures might come in handy someday. Color theory sounds interesting, and possibly practical. Oooh, Introduction to Green Design. Definitely interested in that. I wouldn’t be against taking an Eastern Religions class, considering that was one of my favorite parts of the intro to philosophy class I took one summer. Ah, psych classes… They make me miss my major. Human Sexuality would be at the top of that list. So would Psych of Personality and Abnormal Psych.
An intro to real estate might be interesting although I don’t think I would want to pursue real estate as a career. Hmm Beverage Management would come in handy in my personal life - “the selection of wines to enhance foods” would be a nifty thing to understand.
Well crap. This hasn’t helped me at all. Can I get a college degree in Things I Find Interesting?
Two cops parked next to each other, talking.
Two Bob Marley wanna-be’s rolling and smoking fat joints.
Government: Normally I’d say borrrring - I only passed it in high school because our teacher was super lenient - but I’m actually kind of glad to be taking it. I want to be an informed voter when November rolls around.
French: Five days a week. Oy. Gotta say, it helps that my teacher is a cutie from France.
Statistics in Psychology: I’m really glad I took basic stats over the summer because it means a lot of the information is either a review or a more detailed explanation. I’m just nervous that it’ll be a lot harder than my summer class was.
Psychological Dynamics of Women: Of my four classes this semester I’m most excited about this one. It requires a group project, which I’m not so big on, but the topic itself is interesting and obviously very relevant to my life.
Three cheers for being done with summer classes!
I didn’t think about it until I was sitting in class today, but I have a feeling taking statistics and general psychology at the same time is going to be very interesting. I never realized how well they go together although you’d think I would considering I’m registered for a stats-based psych class for fall. In other news, NCTC is like high school part two and I’m glad I don’t go there full time.
…is such a pain in the ass. Only two more days and I can start existing again!