Wednesday, September 07, 2005

First Day Of Classes

Well, today was the first day of classes. I had two; one from 11:50 til 1:05 then went home and had to go back for 6:45 til 9:30.

The first class is on the Reformation in Europe and I think that is going to be interesting, yet tough in that there will be a lot of notes and such. There is a book review to be done on the life of John Calvin and a presentation and term paper. The presentation is actually going to be done on the topic we chose for our term papers. I chose to do mine (if I can remember correctly...am too lazy to go get the info right now) on eschatology/end times and how it related to the reformation...something like that.

My second class, the one that starts at 6:45, is on the Fundamentals of Drawing. It is basically for those who can't draw (that's why I signed up for it) and helps you learn to use the right side of your brain in this. The book we are using is called Drawing For The Right Side Of The Brain and I forget who the author is. The prof said that there is no such thing as someone who can't draw (obviously he hasn't seen me draw...), but said that it is a learned skill. I suppose though that some learn it easier than others...I don't know. But, we are to keep everything we draw from practice drawings to assignments and he will be able to tell if we have done our homework (reading appropriate chapters in the book and practicing). We will also be able to see the progression from day one until the last day. He said there are no tests or exams in this, so I am loving this class so far! It is something that will have to be practiced and we are to do at least one practice drawing a day, starting next week once we have gotten our supplies.

Tomorrow I will have the other three courses I have signed up for. The first is on 1 Samuel, the second on Colonial America, and the third is Advanced Hebrew. I will have the same prof for 1 Samuel and Advanced Hebrew. I have heard horror stories about the prof for Colonial America. He goes to my church and is a great man, but I guess he is a hard prof...expects a lot and likes to make you think too much. I don't like to "think" if it is something I don't know about...which is this course. I will definately need prayers for this class...

Anyway, my first class is at 8:30 in the morning so I am going to end this blog entry here so that I can get a bit of reading done before bed. God bless you all!

3 comments:

Suzii said...

I hope you do well! Sounds like you are going to be busy. Have fun in the drawing class too... practice makes perfect... you will do well!

Blessssssss you!

Joe said...

The professor would continually be saying to me, "Well, Joe, its back to the drawing board."

Rodolfo Manygoats said...

Sorry for omitting to sign - I posted the above.