Philosophy of Class and Gender: It’s okay to be gay! And it’s also okay to drop a class when you have a prof that won’t accept anything late! STATUS: DROPPED.
Philosophy of Good and Evil: When you’re the only Republican, the only Christian, and the only moral absolutist in the class, you opinion is much needed! No wonder the teacher didn’t want to let me drop the class. STATUS: DROPPED.
United States Society: History is boring, the labs were a bit better, but the only thing that saved this class for me was the fact that I had my girlfriend next to me th entire time. Forced someone to listen to and (perhaps) laugh at my witty unending commentary. STATUS: WORKING ON FINAL.
World Politics: Reinforced my belief that all City College’s international politics profs are teaching the exact same course with different names. But hey, you can never learn too much about the Treaty of Westphalia now, can you? STATUS: STILL WORKING ON FINAL.
Narcotics and Literature: Lacan and Freud say make drugs legal! Especially since Hunter S. Thompson died (read: blew his brains out while, most likely, high on something/everything). Fun class, lots of work, the final is gonna stink. STATUS: STILL WORKING ON FINAL.
Critical Theory: By far the best class this semester. Amazing prof (if you are at Brooklyn College, track down Prof. Bayoumi) and even better texts (ever tried to write a dialogue between Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Benjamin while they sit in a Starbucks in the village? Nietzsche to Freud: “You’ve got to get laid, bro!“) and tests. Had a lot of fun, definitely learned a bunch. Also the token Republican/Christian/moral absolutist/capitalist. Oh well, what were we to expect? STATUS: STILL WORKING ON FINAL.
Other lessons: Don’t try to take six classes on three campuses and work 20 hours a week, too. Meltdown in the making. Oxford wants to be Harvard. Everyone wants to be Yale Law. Ex-Baptists prefer unisex bathrooms. Little Caesar’s public bathroom will never be the same. Getting the Truman is a big deal (see the newspapers!). But not big enough to get your name spelled or pronounced correctly (see the newspapers; Chancellor Goldstein’s speeches).
Oh, and the last and most lesson I learned this semester? If you don’t post on the blog, people won’t visit the blog.
Well, I’m getting ready for Europe this summer. I leave next Wednesday. Here’s to hoping I can blog regularly there.