I went to my final class today: Intermediate Theory Microeconomics. The first thing the teacher says is, “This class is hard. I teach to the mathematical side of economics. You will fall flat on your face if you cannot get over the math of this course.” Well, seeing as I fumbled my way through the prerequisite course of Calculus I (or AB) in high school, I wasn’t exactly feeling confident after what the teacher had to say. He put a bunch of things up on the board and told us that if we understood, we’d do fine. I understood but now I am still thinking of opting out of the course for my first semester.
I now am looking at switching into:
MATH 121A Calculus I – The school claims that students that took Calc I in high school cannot and should not take this course because they’ve essentially already taken it. However, I know several of my classmates that are doing just that. I’d rather review material I didn’t get so well the first time and do it right to be prepared for future courses in the Econ field that depend on this requirement. Yes, it may be a waste of a semester but hey, I need to ease my way back into the world of academia.
THEA 102A Acting I – This would replace the philosophy course I raved about in the previous post. I simply feel I need to be grounded my first semester here and acting would be a course to do just that. It will get my mind and body in the shape it should be in to “make it” here at school.
So I’m playing things a little slower than I planned. I have an overwhelming desire to dive in but I feel I could be over my head quickly seeing as I haven’t been in school for the last 8 months (plus any senioritis months second semester senior year in high school). I’m hopeful my more thought-out plan will get me going in the right direction.