Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Final Semester

Today I started the last semester of my undergraduate career. It was overwhelming; I'm not going to lie. And it was a really, really long day. I don't know what I was thinking when I planned my schedule, but I have packed my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I'm sure there was some brilliance behind my plan back when I made the schedule, but I failed to see it today.

These are the classes I'm taking this semester. Be jealous. Be very jealous.

Math 110: It's at 9AM. As my sister has said, this is my "white whale." This is the third time around taking this class. Hopefully third time is a charm! My teacher was very impressive and spiritual, and she seems to be willing to bend over backwards for her students.

English 495: This is the Senior Writing Seminar, a.k.a. the Senior Capstone class. I am taking it from Elaine Hawker. She is an amazing teacher; this will be my fourth class I will have taken from her. She teaches a wide variety of things. I took Shakespeare, technical writing, and rhetoric from her. Honestly, I didn't care for her style of teaching when I first had her. She was too sporadic and eccentric for me. It wasn't until I took her tech writing class that I really started to appreciate her style, then in rhetoric I really got to know her better and she is an amazing person and an influential teacher. She's one of those teachers you either love or hate though.

Comm. 352: Persuasion. This is my "fun" class. HA! I might have to rethink the fun part. It's going to be a lot of work. The teacher is in the top three of my favorite professors here: Andra Hansen. This will be my third class with her.

Spanish 202: This is Spanish literature which scares me. At least I'm taking it with one of my really good friends, Beth.

Comm. 397R: This class isn't really a class. Well, it is. It's a practicum course. The teacher is there to be an advisor and supporter and a connection to people. In this class we have to come up with a project, write up a "contract" for the teacher to approve the project, and then fill 32 hours minimum with that project. I'm not so sure what I'm going to do for my project yet.

Comm. 338: Media Planning and Strategies. What a snooze! The first day was a struggle to keep awake and not just because it's in the morning. Hopefully the whole semester is not like that.

So far so good.

Random Sidenote: The mighty three professors who influenced me (I had mentioned that Sister Hansen was in the top 3 of favorites) are Sister Ellen Pearson, Sister Elaine Hawker, and Sister Andra Hansen.


  1. Looks like a "fun" semester full of learning. Can you say, "Good bye Social Life!" :) hee hee I really hope it's not THAT bad! Congrats on the final semester though and Good luck!