So...classes I've been to so far, and my various thoughts on them.Courses Locked In:
DV421: HIV/AIDS and other emerging health threats
- okay, I'm really excited about this one. Any prof who mentions smallpox, Jeffrey Amherst and bioterrorism in the first lecture is totally an in for me. She's not the most charismatic of profs, butthe subject matter should more than make up for it. There's also a light reading load, so that's always good too.
SA4D2: Health and Population in Developing and Transitional Societies: I'd had higher hopes for the second half of this course, the first semester (developed countries) being my own personal hell, but it doesn't look like this one will be all too much better. *sigh* It got moved from Monday to Wednesday afternoons and totally throws a wrench in my mental schedule I had organized.Courses to Choose From:
So...I can only choose one.
Health and Systems in Developing Societies: the follow up to Foundations of Health Policy which I took last semester, the lecturers are both very good, but I'm not really interested in the material. It's *VERY* broad and covers a lot of what we did last term.
Gender and Development: Haven't previewed it yet, i have high hopes for it, and it has no seminar (double bonus) the catch is that with the newly moved SA4D2, i'd have class from 1-7pm SOLID on Wednesdays with zero breaks. Not sure how i feel about that one.
Demography and Development: Also looks promising, but i'm worried that it will have a lot of overlap with my required course, and it's on thursday mornings at 9 am....eeew. It is however taught by my advisor, and i have good feelings about her as a prof. It might be super difficult though, we'll have to see how it goes. I may end up auditing it to kick my brain into gear for my dissertaiton. We'll see.
Globalisation and Social Policy: No idea about this one, there's no information about it on Moodle. Also a 9 am course...going to go and look, but i'm skeptical.
International Social Policy and Children's Needs: Sounds interesting but again, no Moodle. I'll check this one out tomorrow as well.
That's my Academic life so far....still have this paper burning a procratination hole in my brain, but it's 11pm, and i have to get up at 7 tomorrow so i'm off to bed.
As per Chris' "request" (not really, but you get the idea), Today's photo comes from the LSE library....looks like any other building on the outside, but a modern art museum on the inside. My personal favorite (not pictured, maybe some other time) is that the entrance was all torn up last semester so they could put in new flagstones....as well as three strips of blue neon lights that are so bright you get the feeling of being price checked up the nose when you walk over them...no idea who thought that one was a good idea. Anyways....( Collapse )