So because I’m me, I’ve decided to plan out a hypothetical “this is what I’d take next semester if I were still at the U of I” schedule. No Flash-made chart this time, ‘cause CS3 blows and I can’t find the CD for good ol’ Flash 5.
STAT 507: Experimental Design (9:30 – 10:20)
PHIL 446: Metaphysics (1:10 – 2:20)
MATH 430: Advanced Linear Algebra (2:30 – 3:20)
PHYS 111: General Physics I (9:30 – 10:45)
THE 305: Intermediate Acting (11:00 – 12:15)
ENGL 492: Advanced Fiction Writing (3:30 – 4:45)
STAT 404: Statistics for the Life and Behavioral Sciences (5:30 – 6:45)
CASP 509: Psychometrics (5:30 – 8:20)
MUSA 119: Marching Band (12:30 – 1:20; 12:30 – 1:45)
Yeah, it’s only 25 credits, ‘cause I’m sure if I’d petitioned for more than that again they’d deny me again (and because, of course, none of the physics labs would fit with this schedule, so I’d just take the lecture component). ‘Cause it just works like that. This semester would be the “let’s take the next level in all the class strings that I started (like linear algebra, writing, and acting). It’s also the “fuck anyone who gets in my way, I’m TAKING METAPHYSICS” semester.
Today’s song: Opus 36 by Dustin O’Halloran
There are a lot of tricks to riding the bus.
If you go during the busy times of the day, you may not get a seat due to the sheer number of people. However, during the busy times there are also a lot more buses running, which means that you might have a shot if you’re one of the first in line.
If you go during the dead times of the day, then you also may not get a seat, as there are a lot fewer buses running and the lines to get on the bus grow quite a bit between buses.
However, there appear to be a few times during the day where the bus company still determines it to be busy but there are lulls in the number of people taking the bus. This is best represented in graph form. Times circled in green represent good times to take the bus, times in yellow represent bad times.
Why? Because I felt like it.
Also, this is pretty fantastic.
Today’s song: Save Me a Place by Lights
Ugh, school. Here’s my schedule this semester:
9:30 – 11:00 M/W: Bayesian Inference
3:00 – 4:30 M/W: Statistical Computing (half course, starts in March)
9:30 – 11:00 T/H: Measurement
11:00 – 1:15 T/H: Regression
Today’s song: Fuzzy Blue Lights by Owl City
Guess who’s now enrolled in Intermediate Fiction?!
19 was unacceptable. Had to push it up to 22. ‘Cause I’m me and I’m weird.
Also, YAY FICTION CLASS! Tuesdays are going to be awesome, ‘cause I have concert band at 12:30 and then Fiction at 2, and then I’m done.
Best day ever.
SECOND DAY, HOLY CRAP!
Music 321: Concert Band – always a good class to have.
Philosophy 490: Senior seminar – the senior seminar in philosophy…a class I would have NEVER expected I would be taking if you’d ask me about it my first semester. Meets only once a week, but for 3 ½ hours.
Oh yeah, and more research is happening this semester.
ALSO: 19 credits is a frighteningly low amount for me.
Philosophy 240: Belief and Reality – Dr. O’Rourke!
Philosophy 447: Theory of Knowledge – Dr. O’Rourke bonus hour! I adore this man.
Math 330: Linear Algebra – this class will destroy my soul.
Statistics 519: Multivariate Analysis – YAY STATISTICS!!!!!
That is all.
Remember that schedule for next fall I said that I had figured out? If you thought I wouldn’t be able to hold on to that schedule for the whole semester without changing it…
Well, you’d be right.
So here’s the thing: I don’t need to take Buddhism in the fall due to the fact that I’m taking it this summer in the late session (any jokes like “aren’t you going to drop it like you dropped Linear Algebra?” will not be a good idea), and I don’t really need to take Fiction, even though I really, really want to. So I’ve decided to be a good student and take a class that actually pertains to one of my majors (or minors…who knows, it’s all twisted at the moment). I’m dropping Fiction and replacing it with Philosophy of Science, which certainly sounds interesting, but is at 8:00-9:15 in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Oh, and I’m also going to try to persuade several people (Torrey, Dr. Craig, the CASP department, and the Psychometrics teacher) to let me audit Marching Band and take the Psychometrics class offered for five Tuesdays up in Coeur d’Alene. I’m so desperate to take that class.
Well, now that things have finally settled down, I think I’ve finally figured out my schedule for fall. But Flash is being dumb, so I can’t make a pretty picture for y’all.
And I’m really, really busy, you guys. Apologies if I cancel plans over the weekend. The grades come first, I’m sorry, but they do.
Alright, University of Idaho, you want to play rough, I’ll play rough.
Newly revised schedule for next fall:
As you can see, I revised quite a bit to fit Metaphysics in. I really, really want to take that class, obviously, because I eliminated what would have essentially been a “history of psychology” class, which is right up my alley. I figured I’ll just take either Psychology of Learning or Abnormal Psychology online during the fall (and the other one online during this coming summer, but I haven’t decided which to take when, obviously).
Take THAT, U of I, you piece of crap!
More U of I-related gripes:
~The one lower division class philosophy majors need, Belief and Reality 240, is apparently offered every four years. This is a problem, because it’s being offered right now, here in spring of ’08. That essentially means that there’s a .0001% chance that I’ll be able to get a degree in Philosophy next spring (yeah, I’ll have every class BUT that one, how much does THAT suck?!). And if this is the case, then I’m dumping Buddhism for Phil of Science (Buddhism fills the “Eastern” requirement for the major).
~Apparently, the U of I does have a class called Psychometrics (which I never saw because it’s listed under Counseling and School Psychology, or CASP, not PSYC). Unfortunately, it was last offered in 2005 and is not offered next fall (in fact, none of the CASP classes are offered next fall, which makes me worry that they dropped the whole thing).
I hate this place, I really do.
At least I’m almost freeeeeee!
So remember how I said the fall schedule was up and running?
Yeah, well, my schedule basically sucks for next fall.
Check it out:
Now if you know me and my schedule preferences at all, you know how I like to have all my classes in a big block, preferably as early in the day as possible. Yeah, I’m not getting that vibe from this schedule, are you?
~I start with freaking Marching Band at 12:30. I’m usually 90% done with classes by that time in the day.
~That 8:00 class on T/R is going to kill me, since I won’t be getting up until 11 AM or so on M/W/F and thus will stay up ’till god knows when.
~Cognitive psych that late in the day for that long? That won’t be fun at all, I’m telling you that right now.
~I want to take Metaphysics…I mean, I REALLY want to take Metaphysics, but it runs from 3:30-5:50 on Mondays, which would cancel out History and Systems of Psychology, which I also really want to take.
Plus, what I’ve got listed there is 22 credits (like I was only going to take the 17 I need to graduate, come on, guys). That’s not counting the one research class (3 credits) I probably should do and the one research class (3 credits) that I really hope I can do (Stat 499: Statistics in the Social Sciences. Doesn’t that sound like it was made for me?!).
So I’m looking at a 28-credit semester next fall. After I promised myself that 25 was my upper limit.
Bad, bad, bad Claudia.
Please note: this schedule will change, I’m almost sure of it.