I hope you’re all having a spectacular week!
This week has been an exciting one for me, because it was the week of registration for this coming January term and spring semester.
As a first-year at Luther, you are required to take a 185 course during J-term. These courses are specifically designed for freshmen; upperclassmen generally cannot enroll in them. This is because the number of credits you have determines your registration date. As a result, first years usually register after the upperclassmen. Having 185 classes for the January term ensures that freshmen can get into a great class for January term and aren’t left with the leavings of the pot, so to speak. My J-term 185 last year was Nordic Myths and Fairy Tales, and it was a fantastic class. I’ve been recommending it to all of my freshmen friends nonstop and wishing I could take it again myself.
However, because I am a sophomore this year, all of the other J-term classes were now options for me, so I had lots of fun browsing all of the possibilities. Classes like Scandinavian Handcrafts and Creative Writing were offered, and it was practically impossible to decide what to take! I finally settled on Classical Mythology, which sounds absolutely amazing. I’ve heard great things about the professor, and the class description seems really cool. It is described in the course catalog as “A survey of the major myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome by reading such authors as Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Ovid. The course also addresses the problem of interpreting myths and, when possible, introduces parallels from non-Greco-Roman traditions.” I’m so excited to take the class and continue my January explorations of mythology!
For the spring, I decided to take a Social Psychology lab, Archeology, Chaucer and Medieval Literature, and Jesus and the Gospels. I’m really excited, because I have yet to take an English or anthropology course at Luther, and I’ll get to experience both in the coming semester! I cannot WAIT to experience these classes, and dabble in a variety of different subjects. I’m so glad Luther is a liberal arts school where I can take amazing classes in my major and also learn about other fields of study I enjoy. Every semester is a totally unique experience, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this spring will be like!
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on all of these classes as I take them – I’m so excited to get started!
I’m off to dinner with a friend now – and afterward, we are going to see Sunday in the Park with George, the musical being performed at Luther this year! So, I hope you have a fantastic week, and I’ll figuratively see you next time!