I recently registered for next year’s classes. Here is what is on the slate:

  1. Chinese 101: This is an extremely intensive course that makes Middlebury language what it is. It meets seven times a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the amount of time I will be in class is equivalent to a lab course. Taking Chinese here at Middlebury is often considered “selling your soul” for a year but I think it will be worth it.
  2. Economics 255: This is the most math oriented of the economics courses offered (minus the high level math ones that I will not take). The class covers Micro Theory. I already have the textbook from wimping out on taking it this semester so I think it’s time to give this a go.
  3. Environmental Studies 215: This class is a cross cirricular class focusing on literature and the environment. Despite it being called “Nature’s Meanings,” a hippie title that gives the vibe that we’ll be sitting around contemplating the plight of the redwood tree, it should be a fun class to keep up my liberal arts reading load while giving me food for thought. I also should get to birth a lamb in the Spring.
  4. Theatre 102: I’m taking acting because I miss that outlet. Granted I have done higher levels of acting, I think I will have fun in this class. It may be odd transitioning back from intense actor-types doing hardcore acting to more fun for all. But then again, that is why I like acting. It’s supposed to be fun.

I plan on staying on with Stuck in the Middle (SIM), the acapella group and Mt. Ayres, the classical madrigal group. At this time, I don’t forsee joining Chamber Singers, the official classical group on campus. I want to give working for the newspaper (The Campus, a gossipy newspaper) a try too. PALANA House duties should also be quite vigorous but I don’t quite know what that entails yet.