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Monday, June 13, 2011

Crow, it's what's for dinner

Eating lot of crow with the various fallout regarding the class. Sigh. Too much work for a 3 credit hour course that I could sleep walk through and that isn't directly related to the major.

This class has the feeling of too much "make work" to make it seem like a real class. Sort of like overcompensating for too small an idea. Like midlife crisis guys driving Ferraris. Seriously, it's a 100 level speech course.

But now we'll put the life on hold, again, and soldier on. If this was for a majors class, I wouldn't feel so bitter about it. Also up, WTF is a 3 credit hour course doing taking up 4 nights a week for 8 weeks?

Edit 06-13 4:15pm Just caught a break. Was checking schedules, etc, writing down numbers so I could get through registration easier (as I needed to get an override slip to have the prof sign) when I saw someone dropped the class I wanted in. So went into the online registration tool and dropped my other (backup) class (8-10pm) and registered for the earlier class. Now at least I don't have to go through the override system and get signatures and have two or three trips to registration. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

2 comments:

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

"WTF is a 3 credit hour course doing taking up 4 nights a week for 8 weeks?" Don't know if the courses are normally spread out over 14-15 weeks during regular semesters, but you have to double up the contact hours for short or summer classes. So a class that meets for 90 minutes 2×/week has to either meet for 180 minutes 2×/week or 90 minutes 4×/week to make the total number of contact hours.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Dr. Phil, normally 16 weeks of courses (15 class, 1 week finals).

Fortunately for me, I was wrong. We only meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Slightly better, but Tuesdays are meeting nights.

In the syllabus we get 2 unexcused absences. I tried to explain why I wouldn't be there tonight (council meeting). Prof turned me off as I tried to say how sorry I was I had to miss the 2nd class. She explained that I got 2 absences, and if I was a good enough student, I could probably get one or two more and then turned me off. I stood there giggling thinking, "What was it you just got explaining the class was about? I'm sharing that I don't care that I get 2 free, it's still a Bad Thing(tm) for me to miss class and I want you to know I don't have a choice."