Classes

The question on everyone's mind is: What classes is Aaron taking this quarter?

Well, I'll let you know: Elementary Logic, Abstract Algebra, Ecology, and Art History.

Elementary Logic is a required class for all undergrad and graduate philosophy students. It has a reputation of being very difficult, except for math students accustomed to symbolic logic and proofs. This class goes towards my HiPSS concentration and it's a prereq for Intermediate Logic, a class that focuses mostly on Gödel's incompleteness theorem.

Abstract Algebra is the third-year math sequence in which we learn about groups and rings and other yet-unknown concepts. It's my only MWF class, at 8:30 a.m., so when I get out of class at 9:20, I'm done for the day (meaning I work at the computer labs and post weblog entries).

I'm taking Art History and Ecology because they fulfill Common Core requirements, not necessarily because I want to take them. I am kicking butt in my Art History class, probably because it's all first-years except for a fourth-year philosophy concentrator and myself. It's a discussion class, which means that most of the time someone is saying something painfully obvious about the artwork as if they're making an insightful comment. But the prof is cool; on a waiting list of 15 people, that fourth-year philosophy concentrator and myself were the only people allowed in.

So, things are shaped up to make for a good quarter.

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