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Spring Schedule: What To Do?

The schedule I registered with (which has a math, a French, and my two remaining distributionals) looks like this:

French 230 (Advanced Grammar/Composition) MWF 11:00-11:50
Math 317 (Number Theory) MWF 1:00-1:50
Art 150 (Art History) TR 12:30-1:45
Chemistry 111 (Environmental Chemistry) TR 9:30-10:45

Why am I mentioning this now? Something might change in the near future, but I can't decide what.

The Special Topics course in French (French 390) happens to be Post-WWII French Popular Culture (or, according to AscAgnes, Post-Wwii French Popular Cult, which amuses me way too much). Can we say "Awesome"? I have no idea when or if this course will be offered again. This class meets on MW 2:30-3:45.

Then there's the other upper-level math course, Mathematical Stats + Probability (Math 328). Sure, I've never taken stats, but that's not a prerequisite. Actually, as I've never taken stats, this would be a good thing to have. Of course, since this course is offered every other year, I can always take it senior year if I don't take it now. This class meets on TR 12:30-1:45 (look familiar?).

Last but not least is Astronomy 121, Galaxies and Cosmology. (Mmm, stars.) Since I'm pondering an astrophysics minor, I may as well take the lab with it. It isn't vital that I take it this year since none of the other courses for the minor require this as a prerequisite. This class meets on TR 9:30-10:45 (again, familiar?), while the lab is on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 10:30. I'll probably take it next year.

Even those of you not familiar with ASC scheduling should smell a problem here. The normal course load of four courses aside, I've just listed seven courses, complete with time conflicts. This is where I need some advice, or at least someone to talk me into or out of taking three 300-level courses this year, even though those would be all math and French courses. (Hey, I took all math and French last spring and survived to tell the tale. This could be the hyped-up edition.)

My inner parent is telling me to do this because I wasn't really looking forward to Environmental Chemistry anyway:

French 230 (Advanced Grammar/Composition) MWF 11:00-11:50
Math 317 (Number Theory) MWF 1:00-1:50
French 390 (Post-WWII French Popular Culture) MW 2:30-3:45
Art 150 (Art History) TR 12:30-1:45

My inner child, however, wants instant gratification and is telling me to do this:

French 230 (Advanced Grammar/Composition) MWF 11:00-11:50
Math 317 (Number Theory) MWF 1:00-1:50
French 390 (Post-WWII French Popular Culture) MW 2:30-3:45
Math 328 (Mathematical Stats + Probability) TR 12:30-1:45

Yes, note the course numbers in both cases. Apparently I'm related to a bunch of masochists. My schedule would look something like this next year anyway; I was just trying to ease into it.

To make things easier, have a poll.

Poll #899348 My Spring 2007 Schedule Options

Which schedule should I listen to when pondering my final spring schedule?

The original schedule
1(16.7%)
The inner parent schedule
3(50.0%)
The inner child schedule
2(33.3%)
All three of them are crazy!
0(0.0%)

Would I be crazy to listen to my inner relatives?

YES. They're chained to your spinal cord for a reason.
0(0.0%)
Nope, you're perfectly sane. Or at least saner than I am.
1(16.7%)
A little bit, but sanity is relative.
1(16.7%)
Ooh, a ticky!
1(16.7%)

If you could leave me on an island with only one object, what would it be?

Comments

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midoriliem
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Get rid of your distributionals now unless you can fulfill that same standard with something you enjoy more than Environmental Chem...I still have my math standard to fulfill, and I'm wishing I had done it much earlier. Furthermore, you can build your GPA with easy (read: 100-level) classes and then perhaps more difficult classes later on won't make that much of an impact.

On the other hand, I have taken all 300 level classes since my second semester and loved all of them, though my GPA could be higher. (But a lot of that is due to my learning disabilities, not the course level per se.)
midoriliem
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Sorry, I meant no 100 level classes since then, except for Spanish 102.
sushimustwrite
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
That's sort of what I was planning, and why I wanted to listen to my inner parent schedule. I'd get to take take what I wanted and get a distributional out of the way.

As far as that second science, I'm sure there's something I'd enjoy a lot more than Environmental Chem. I've taken classes before that I didn't enjoy, and I just don't want to repeat the experience. Now to figure out what I can fulfill that standard with...
satellitewish
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Honestly, as far as taking 3 upper level courses, thats how it goes once you get through your first year or two of college. I mean, thats what they're for! I've taken 5 upper level physics classes each semester for two in a row now. Its a lot of work, but I have no life, so it works out well.
sushimustwrite
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
I know I'll have schedules like the inner child schedule for the next two years, which should make her quite happy. I just wanted to ease into it (you know, the waaaah I'm a second year thing), and have, well, a less insane version of it this year.

And I have no life either (just a job and clubs that get busier in the spring), so this would work out pretty well.
moonglade_swan
Jan. 3rd, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
The inner parent schedule sounds the best. I forget how the science requirements work at Agnes... *looks about for old course catalog* Wouldn't it make more sense to just take another astronomy class for the second science requirement... or do they have to be different? *finds catalog* Both "Geology of the Earth and Terrestrial Planets" and "Galaxies and Cosmologies" sound interesting and they fulfill the second science requirement. Mmmm.... planets and stars.

Ok, I'll shut up now....
sushimustwrite
Jan. 4th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
I think they have to be from different fields or I'd definitely be taking the astronomy class (ignoring the fact that I have to have the lab for the astrophysics minor). :( On the other hand, geology would be good for me, since there is planet talk in there. Mm, planets.
jamileigh17
Jan. 3rd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
From experience in college... It's a hell of a lot easier when you're taking mostly the same kind of classes. Either all science/math, or all English/psych (did both sets that way). A lot of the coursework in my experience fed into and overlapped the other classes. It was nice.
sushimustwrite
Jan. 4th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, since I did something similar last spring and loved it, not to mention that you're right about the coursework feeding into each other. On the other hand, those distributionals won't take care of themselves...
jamileigh17
Jan. 4th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
So? Take them your last semester when you need a break. XD
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