Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

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Because when i chill on a Friday night i read the course catalog.

Okay, um what happened to the Spanish department? Last semester i decided i would take the García Lorca class this coming spring and now it is not in the course catalog. I am guessing this is related to the fact that jillions of profs are on sabbatical this year. The only other Spanish class that interested me was Magic Realism, which actually interested me a lot, but is “Page to Stage,” which is evil. But now i’m looking in the catalog and there are lots of interesting Spanish literature classes offered this Spring -- SPN 230 Topics in Latin American and Peninsular Literature: A Transatlantic Search for Identity, SPN 251 Survey of Modern Spanish Narrative, SPN 280 Voices of Spain and Latin America in Translation: Life Stories of Latin American Jewish Writers.

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.
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