The Academic Year / by Simmon Li

This year is getting exciting! I've been hired as the Assistant to the Performance Collection, which means I will be assisting down in the dungeon, learning about how to run an actual library collection (though DR's collection was substantial). I'm really excited to have that, because it'll give me a leg up on getting another library gig in the future with Trin or Robarts. It means small spending money for me, which is always a good thing. On to my academics, it's looking like a lot of fun this year. Some pretty heavy reading courses, but I think it'll be interesting.

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Introduction to Classical Studies
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Principles of Economics for Non-Specialists
  • Introduction to International Relations

A bunch of intro courses, so while it won't be too exciting in terms of actually getting into depth, it will be nice to have such a wide spread of topics. I'm extremely excited about the IR course, as it's actually a political science course, and I'm curious about the Ancient Near East course, I think it will dovetail nicely with the Introduction to Classics. I dropped NMC for the Economics course. Infinitely more useful to me, so I am very happy about that. Anthropology and Architecture are the odd balls here, but I think I'll manage. I've heard Anthropology is interesting, but some of the reading can be dry. We'll see, I hope not. Intro Architecture will be interesting in and of itself, because I believe the course has a focus on stuff in Toronto, so it'll be nice to learn about the architectural history of Toronto. We'll see.

Super exciting to finally be on my way to this BA. Glad I didn't hold off another year.