04 February 2009
all in the same boat...almost
so the first day came and went, and although we didn't get the mountains of work i had anticipated, we still got our fair share of hills and minor peaks. this semester we have 4 required classes instead of the 5 from the fall:
1. building technology (structures)
2. a history/theory class on contemporary architecture
3. design studio
4. design skills II (3d modeling, etc.)
and in those 4 classes, i have the same 23 other classmates, +/-10 for those classes shared w/ the undergrad seniors or the 1st year level 2 students (aka w/ advanced standing). but because level 1's all typically have the same schedule, that's why everyone thought it was so odd when i couldn't go to dinner because of another class. elective!
the surprise on people's faces was pretty comical, but hey - i'm attempting to take something that isn't required, but that is generally interesting to me. and i look like a weirdo. or an overachiever. or both. (i'm hopefully not either.) oh well. it's just half a semester, so hopefully it won't be too taxing. i also have a follow up class for el salvador - also low key.
in studio realm, meejin told us that this semester would be "a series of really fast sprints, and then a long run." looks like we'll be getting plenty of exercise...
general mood: starting to get sleepy, but still somewhat enthused for the semester