I may need to remind some of you (so long removed from the process of choosing classes) that navigating the course schedule is both an art and a science (and I continue to hate science). For instance, I would very much like to take Managing the Performing Arts, but it meets the at the same time as my stupid science class. Had I known that Astronomy was listed not under A for Astronomy but S for Special Topics: Astronomy, I would have taken that, because I actually adore looking at stars (I am always bugging Eric to go outside and look up). But now Astronomy is closed. I also thought about taking Disorders of Childhood because I thought I could be of help to my readers, but it also conflicted with dumb ol' science. Another class I would really love to consider is Issues in German Translation, but since I will be taking its prerequisite next semester, that's not really possible, and besides, I would have to Look. Up. Every. Word. There are a couple sociology classes that look interesting, but the professor (who is supposedly brilliant) scares the living crap out of me. Seriously. And then there are a couple professors I've heard speak on line at the snack bar, and I've been able to check taking their classes off my list (after we're safely graduated, remind me to share some quotes).
As always, I will keep your many, varied, and thoughtful opinions in mind, holding them close to my heart as Mary did.
CONFIDENTIAL TO ANYONE WHO EVER NEEDS TO WRITE A COURSE DESCRIPTION: If part of your course goal is to determine whether Subject X maintains or subverts the status quo: we already know the answer, and we know which is good and which is bad.