For us in university, a new semester has either just begun or is about to begin. What courses are you taking?
>not being a lit/phil major
Philosophy and French Lit double major here. I'm taking courses on 19th C. Lit, North African French Lit, metaphysics, a required survey on Descartes through Kant, and a seminar on the Critique of Pure Reason.
I'm on my third gap year, but fairly sure I'll be studying philosophy. I've shown great aptitude for it in the past, and I am very interested in the subject.
What has held me off is job prospects. Anyone have any bright ideas for what jobs philosophers can have, besides teaching? I'm guessing that consultancy is possible as well.
Damn, I miss university.
Anyone on here successfully gone into teaching literature at university? I've got English and Secondary Education degrees, and I'm trying to figure out a path to take towards getting a doctorate (and hopefully some time to write on the side, too).
>engl 4400 - detective fiction
>engl 4850 - history of the english language
>ges 1050 - intro to map and compass
>engl 3370 - american lit 1945 - present
>comm 4200 - persuasion
english major w/ emphasis in secondary ed
Go a great books program, senior year.
Taking seminar, lab, math and language.
Language will be mostly late 19th to early 20th century lit and poetry, not sure of the syllabus yet.
Math will be a semester of Einstein.
Lab will bio, including Mendel and Darwin
Seminar is weird mixture of philosophy, music and lit, middle 19th century to early 20th, including Nietzsche, Wagner, Dostoevski, William James, Tocqueville, Faulkner, Freud, Wittgenstein and Heidegger.
2nd year, 2nd semester, English and American Studies in Sofia University (Bulgaria)
>English literature: Romanticism
>General and academic English IV
>Syntactic analysis of English texts (elective)
>Analytical grammar II
>English word-formation - a look from the inside (elective)
>Translations from English to Bulgarian and vice versa
Chemical engineering major
>Tech Comm with a based teacher
I just read and write in my spare time. It'd be pleasant if I ever became a good writer and did that for a living, but being an engineer will be ok too.
>tfw history but really doing weird hybrid of continental philosophy/anthro/sociology/history/comp lit
>tfw no one in department notices or cares
>tfw adviser doesn't give a shit
Who community college here?
Only taking two classes this semester so I can focus on working - Political Theory and Intro to the Middle East. It should be alright, I suppose. I'm just holding over until I can transfer to a four year school and major in political science.
The science fiction reading list is aight I guess:
Isaac Asimov - Foundation
Philip K. Dick - Time out of Joint
Frank Herbert - Dune
George Orwell - 1984
William Gibson - Neuromancer
Kurt Vonnegut - The Sirens of Titan
Octavia Butler - Survivor
Community college here.
Go by quarters, not semesters.
This quarter I'm taking Psychology, Acting, and P.E.
Started at the beginning of the month.
Got to pair up with a qt Peruvian girl in my acting class when we had to remember/rehearse a scene of our choosing.
>creative writing major
Shakespeare's early plays, modern/contemporary American/British poetry, fiction writing, and intermediate Spanish.
>tfw got all gen-ed courses out of the way early
>thinking this was a good idea
>after Spanish, strictly upper-level English courses for the next 2 years
>multiple papers and stories due every week
3rd World English Literature student here. Technically my course is called English Language and Literature, so l've got a bunch of grammar-related shit as well.
The semester hasn't started yet, so l'm not exactly sure what classes l'll be taking, but it should look something like this:
>Modern English Language IV
A useless subject comprised of speaking and writing exercises. I guess it's something like general knowledge of English.
>Phonetics and Phonology II
Pretty self-explanatory. A lot of people seem to have a problem with adapting to RP due to the influence of American media. It's actually a lot more fun that l thought it would be. Not as mundane as what l had last year, anyway.
>English Poetry II
I think this course covers 18th century poetry, so l'm looking forward to readin' me some Byron and Shelley.
This one isn't in English, but we have to take it as our career choices are pretty much limited to teaching English in hisgh school, so this is supposed to be an intro into how the whole shtick is supposed to work.
>American short stories II
This class was by far my favorite of last semester, l hsd to pick it up again. We'll be reading Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Connor and Munro, as far as l know.
>America in the 20th century
This is mostly history and cultural studies, but the lecturer is supposed to be really good, so l've got high hopss for this one.
Any other non-Anglo English Lit students out there? What's it like elsewhere in the world?
First year physics major, started last semester.
>Computer Science (physics majors learn matlab)
>Honors Physics I
>Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (getting a minor in geophysics)