Sunday, October 24, 2010

Big Change

Hi Friends! Goodness it's been a long time. I had a great summer--I spent it in Logan (I definitely suggest everyone do this at some point in your time at Utah State). This semester has been so busy. I'm working for USU Residence Life as a Peer Mentor (blog about this to come soon) and I'm also an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for the Beginning Latin class.

Here's a much needed update about my academic career here at USU:
I am changing my major to Liberal Arts with minors in Math, Latin, and Ancient Greek. That's right folks, I will not longer be a Mathematics Education major. I have always been uneasy with the idea of being a math teacher, but I never knew to what I could change my major. Well...the time has come. Finally, in my fifth year of school--don't worry, a lot of people take the 5 or 6 year track :)--I feel like I'm headed in the right direction.

So, I'm guessing you're thinking two things:

One: "What on earth is a Liberal Arts major?" The Liberal Arts Major offers a broad and challenging course of study in the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. It allows a student to really explore all different aspects of the humanities, arts, sciences and social sciences and this major allows the student to develop an individualized curriculum in consultation with the program advisor. Check out the USU General Catalog to find out more.

Two: "Liberal Arts majors? Don't they just flip burgers when they graduate? " Yeah, I guess that's an option, but that's not what I'm going for. I am planning on going to graduate school either at a seminary or a university with a divinity school (like Yale, Harvard, etc.). I am interested in Biblical Studies with some sort of language emphasis. The reality is I don't know exactly what I will be doing when I finish that sort of degree, but it's a start at least.

Well, I hope the semester is treating you well. I'm glad I am finally able to catch everyone up on my major change (in both senses of the phrase).


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