Ph33r My l33t Academic Sk1llz!

Well, okay, maybe not quite THAT good.

BUT when I start­ed the day, I had two cours­es to do for this semes­ter and five incom­pletes to finish.

Now I’ve large­ly got one of the cur­rent cours­es FINISHED, and I’m more than halfway done with incom­plete #5. That’s the course that I detest, Eng­lish 2111 (Ancient World Lit­er­a­ture). It’s been get­ting in the way of doing any­thing else.

I fig­ure 1.5 cours­es (3 semes­ter hours each) in one day is pret­ty damned good.

It isn’t that I dis­like the mate­r­i­al in the lit­er­a­ture course so much. I should­n’t have to take any more lit­er­a­ture cours­es, but if I do I don’t want to do them online. I think. 

I real­ly miss the dis­cus­sions. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the oth­er peo­ple in the online course seem to be com­plete­ly inca­pable of grasp­ing the fact that much of the mate­r­i­al we stud­ied is from a pre-Chris­t­ian era. They see every­thing through a con­tem­po­rary Protes­tant world­view, and their grasp of the mate­r­i­al is, shall we say, extreme­ly limited.

I believe that pass­ing a GOOD com­par­a­tive reli­gions class should be required before tak­ing this course. Actu­al­ly, I think that’s the case for most cours­es that require any actu­al crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion of just about any­thing. It cer­tain­ly should have been a pre­req­ui­site for the Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy, & Soci­ety course I took last semester.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, while I think there is a world reli­gions course at SPSU, I don’t know that it’s any good. I would­n’t count on it. I’m fair­ly cer­tain that there isn’t one offered in the eCore pro­gram (Geor­gia Uni­ver­si­ty sys­tem’s online core cur­ricu­lum). The fact that I don’t need the cred­its for it, but I’d take it any­way if I had the time and ener­gy, is sim­ply a mark of what a geek I am.

shad­owkatt and I were talk­ing about pro­fes­sors and teach­ing styles this after­noon. She won­dered if there’s a job that allows you to be a mys­tery shop­per for col­lege cours­es. I don’t think it exists, but I agree with her that it would be a pret­ty cool job if it did exist.

Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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