Folks who know me in person might know that last year was a tough one for me. Between a difficult language classes and some stressful final papers, not to mention staying on campus for work long after my friends had left, left me incredibly drained. This semester, in contrast, promises to be much lighter with only three classes (standard in this University and Stirling, for some reason.) Of course, that means I’ll be heavy loading it again senior year, but that’s not too much of a bother for me.
Also, because all of the Art History classes I wanted to take are in the second half of the year, this semester is all history! This is also pretty great, since I’ll be able to focus on my own Art History research during this time and because I’m more behind on my History major than I am on my Art History one. So, these are the classes I’m taking:
- Hist 4112 – Renaissance Florence (honors)
- Hist 4016 – Patriarchy, Sex, and Gender in Early Modern Europe
- Hist 3001 – Folk Belief and Witch Hunts
So, all of that is up my ally. What else is up my ally? My schedule, which operates on an alternating weekly schedule:
Of course, as a Mount Holyoke student all I can think is “look at all that empty space! I could fit two other classes in there, and maybe a five college one!” but sadly I don’t think a request for another class would go over well (and who knows, maybe these classes will be extremely difficult and I’ll be using all that time.) I’m going to use this time to work on my own research using some of the museums and libraries around (not to mention my own language practice), and I’ll update on that project as it goes along.
So here’s to a good semester!