September 16, 2007 9:20 PM
courses courses courses...
Hi!! I have been meaning to write in this blog for the longest time, but i've never gotten around to it. Bummer. Just goes to show how easily it is to get caught up in all the things there are to do here at berkeley.
So tomorrow marks my third week of class, and my fourth week here as a berkeley student. I have finally figured out my way through campus and can figure out the way to all my classes (except I always get lost on the way out of dwinelle! that is one confusing building...)
Looking at my schedule, I think it's fair to say that I'm pretty content with the courses I am taking:
1. Elementary Italian
2. PE: Stretch, Strength, and Alignment
3. P Chemistry
4. Nutrition 10
5. Astronomy 10
6. MCB Decal course
7. What would your life be as a babylonian student?
Even though seven classes may seem like a whole load, the actual breakdown of hard/hard classes is quite favorable =]. I'm taking a PE class, a decal, and a seminar, which balance out my more difficult classes (astronomy, nutrition, and italian). My entire schedule, except for nutrition and astronomy, is completely different than what I had planned to take this semester because I had a lot of difficulty getting an english class that I wanted. It's a long story, but a few weeks ago, I had jumped down from 18.5 units to 10.5 units and was panicking to find a new class to fill my units. Luckily, I stumbled upon the course descriptions of a few cultural classes and decided to take Italian, of all subjects! I though I was done with learning foreign languages back in high school, but I decided to give it a shot and it turned out to be one of my most enjoyable classes despite the fact that it's at the dreaded hour of 8AM every single day.
To sum up the rest of my schedule: My nutrition and astronomy classes are pretty big, with over 200 people in each. My PE class is one of my favorite places to relax, although a lot of the stretches are a lot of work for my inflexible body. My babalonian class is really small and we meet only once a week, but in the past 2 weeks I have learned how to write in the world's most ancient writing system: Cuneiform! Well, that's enough about my courses. The weekend is where it's at!!
On friday, a friend from my hometown came over and we hung out on campus and went swimming, and the next day (saturday) we took the bart to concord so we could watch my high school's cross country team on their second meet. I didn't think I would miss it so much, but when I saw my team on the starting line, I felt an enormous wave of nostalgia crash down on me. Cross country was definitely my most amazing experience in high school and I never realized how much i missed the sport until I was just an outsider looking in.
This morning, i woke up way too early (6am!!) to run the banana chase in SF. I will update later =]
Whats a banana chase and where can you take friends to go swimming on campus?
Posted by Eric | 2007-09-19
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