It’s that time of the semester again. Class registration. Exciting for some and the cause of major dread for others, registration for the Spring Semester 2010 happened this morning, and I was very pleased with the results.
Perusing over my brand-spankin’ new schedule, I realized what awesome classes I’m going to be taking next semester. Maybe when I list them, you’ll understand what I mean:
– International Security
– International Trade Theory
– International Relations Disciplinary Perspective
– Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
– Jazz Piano
This list may not be your style, but as one of William & Mary’s 5,000 International Relations majors (only a slight exaggeration), I am giddy with the prospect of taking these classes. Many students at the College choose to double major or select a major and a minor combination, and I understand why. Not only do most students find time in their schedules to do it, but most people just have a thirst for learning that would be stifled with a prohibitive curriculum. That’s what allows William & Mary students to receive a true liberal arts education. We are given the freedom to take whatever classes we would like, and the knowledge we gain allows us to revel in new and exciting opportunities.
… and I’ve wanted to take jazz piano ever since I was a kid. And hey, it fulfills the creative general education requirement too! Who says dreams don’t come true?