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Friday, January 28th, 2005
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Two days of classes down. Here are my first impressions of my last semester:

Mondays and Wednesdays: dry, boring lectures.
Management and Organization Theory (BMGT364) is with the same professor I had for Human Resources Management. I'm still technically on the holdfile for this class, but I don't foresee a problem with that. Anyway, there appears to be very little work.

Macroeconomics (ECON200) is with some guy who.. just looks like an economist, I guess. I like economics, like a retarded cousin of psychohistory, but I think I'm going to have trouble staying awake during the lectures. Unlike nearly every other building on campus, there is no 802.11 wireless in this one.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: interesting stuff
Artificial Intelligence (CMSC421)... I've never written any substantial AI (enemies and bosses in ZZT and MZX), and I've never written anything substantial in Lisp, so this ought to be fun. No video game type AI, but it's not like anything else is less interesting. Plus, all the projects are apparently going to compete against each other.

Drawing 1 (ARTT110) looks pretty great. I've neglected drawing since high school, and now I actually have a reason to start doing it again. Two studio classes a week, 150 minutes each, and more hours at home. It's also a small class, or will be. There are 14 seats, but an additional 16 people showed up today (thursday) from the waitlist. Assuming the number stays at 14, the only smaller class I've had here is Semantic Web. It's a rare and wonderful thing when a class is small enough that someone can actually critique at your work.

Fridays are discussion sections for BMGT364 and ECON200. I'm not a fan of discussion sections. Last semester, I skipped 85% of my discussion sections and got a 4.0. I don't think I'm going to have that luxury this time. And since I'm not actually registered for 364 yet, I have no idea what time this is going to be.
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[User Picture]From: kaddar
2005-01-28 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm taking a class in logo this semester, which is like an updated version of lisp but with less features and simplified so that younger people could use it.

Though my class is kinda boring.
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2005-01-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, thats how long my art classes are! Our classes are usually about that big too, so nyaa! :P The biggest classes I have are lectures, and those are 30 max
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