Just wondering, for the winter, what class should I take?
A) No Adult Left Behind: A class where I learn about issues with adult literacy (either adults who just never got the hang of it, or adult immigrants), where the final project is to design my own program, which would be applicable in 5-7 years since I want to start an adult tutoring program (maybe through my church). I think it is a GREAT way for women to reach women in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Taught by a Teaching Fellow – she’s nice and the class seems like the least demanding. Also, it gives me the “other side” of literacy (since currently, I’m focusing on younger children).
B) Learning in a Globalizing World: Amazing professor; covers material that relates to international education-based policies, neurosciences and education, ed policy. The syllabus seems to have a lot about the “other” (something I LOVE as a comp lit major) and how culture, language, etc adds to learning. Interesting incorporation of classic essays (Voltaire, Kafka) into discussions about current ed practices/policies.
C) Art of Communication (HKS): How to communicate / speak publicly / persuade. – Probably most intense. Interesting.
Winter = 2 weeks. Half a semester crammed into 2 weeks. A good/necessary experience if I want to have a chiller 2nd semester (esp since I’ll be interviewing (hopefully) in the Spring in California).
I guess it’s pretty different from undergrad in that I need to be more strategic with my classes, and unfortunately, it’s not about just taking classes that pique my interests. Yes, it is very sad. But I’m learning things in my classes! For example, to not take classes that are a “mission creep” and that it’s not simply about saying no to bad ideas, but saying no to good ideas that don’t match with what I’m trying to do.
What do you think I should take? I can only take one!