July 14th, 2005

gotou masafumi

Post That's Way Too Long

Okay. So. I'm angsting over fall classes.

I can't decide on a fourth class to take, and I can't decide if i even want to take a fourth class.

Right now I'm signed up for:

Syntax I
(According to some, it's like, the hardest class ever. And I've heard from lots of people it's the hardest linguistics course.)

Math 19B: Calculus for Science, Engineering, Math
(According to some, it's like, the hardest class ever. I know a few people who've failed it and lots of people who had trouble with it. It's also been over a year since I took Calculus A and B, so who knows how much I actually remember anything.)

Chinese 4
(Well, okay. It's Chinese. But it's going to be much harder than last year. Last year the professor just liked me, so I got away with not doing any homework and doing average on tests. I totally can't read, and I need to know how to read next year, especially since we're starting simplified characters now.)

The thing is, I've never taken less than 17 units a quarter, and that 17 was just fall quarter because they wouldn't let me take more than 19. Since then I've been taking 23, 22, and 21 units a quarter. I'm afraid to take the same amount of units with classes this intense, but at the same time I was really bored last fall, and I don't want to be that bored again. 15 units is just... such a small amount.

Ahh! There are so many classes I want to take and not enough time to take them. I want to major in everything, but I can't spend 10 years getting an undergraduate degree.

If I take another class it'll probably be Phonology, another linguistics course, which seems like tons of fun and not as much work as Syntax. But it's an upper division course, and since I've never taken any upper division classes before, I don't really know what that means.

I should probably just wait until the first day so I can see the classes and the teachers and blah blah blah, but I would need to try and crash the Phonology class and I don't know if it's worth it at all. Is it worth it?