Speaking of changes in the catalog, what happened to some other classes i wanted to take? “Children’s Literature” and “Fairy Tales and Gender” are both seminars offered only in the spring and not open to first-years which i absolutely wanted to take this coming spring, but they have disappeared from the catalog. In searching for them online (because i wasn’t sure i was looking in the right departments) i found some fab sounding 5-College courses, though. “Children & Television” at Hampshire and “Literature for Children” at Mount Holyoke as well as “The Fictional Child” at Hampshire. So yes, definitely looking into the 5-Colleges when registering for next semester.
I still plan on taking WST 150 Introduction to Women’s Studies because it’s a prerequisite for WST 312 Queer Resistance: Identities, Communities, and Social Movements (and for most WST courses, should i have a desire to take any others). WST 235 Youth Culture and Gender also looks great.
And there’s a 1 credit Self Defense class offered both semesters here, which i am absolutely taking. (Well unless it’s on a Tuesday night, of course.) That will be in addition to only 4 academic classes. Regardless of what i end up doing this semester, i am only taking 4 4-credit classes next semester.