- Because Everybody Cares About My Academic Life
- June 14th, 2011
So I emailed one of my profs today to ask her advice on the problems I've been having with chosing which courses to register for. She's being veyr kind and helpful, but her basic answer was slightly disheartening:
"You know that thing you've been planning to do for a year and a half? Don't do that" (paraphrased)
Basically, since I frittered away (read: wasted) a year in the classics department, I might have to take an extra year at Trent to catch up on the courses I should have been taking in the first place. Also, the program i'd planned on enrolling in is apparantly stupid hardcore in what they require applicant to have taken (at least a third year latin, lots of medieval history and lit courses, which trent does not offer in spades). I have taken a foundations medieval lit course, as well as a course in old english (and this year I'll be taking a course on the history of the english language as well as adavnced studies in old english- the theme of which this year is tolkien, awww yeaaah), but that's it.
She told me to enroll in a regular english program instead of the the medieval studies program like I'd planned, which I suppose is a good thing, as the courses I've taken won't matter so much so long as they were english courses, and I have more time to work on learning Latin (and hopefully German, I've been halfassedly working on that for almost two years now). This is actually good news, I'm just a little disappointed right now.