Course registrations are at the end of the week and, for lack of a better phrase, they’ve left me feeling high-strung. It’s not so much that I do not know what courses to take or that I am worried about not getting into courses…but the past week has made me realize even more how important my gpa has to be…and that in itself is where the stress begins because I’m about .5-.8 away from the gpa I need to be able to take extra classes.
It’s this tricky situation, art school. As much as I gripe about my assignments, I like what I’m doing/learning and that’s why I’m pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Arts. On the other hand, I have a high interest in East Asian Culture, but because of the demands/credit limits of my degree, it becomes near impossible to fulfill even a simple 20 credits in Chinese. They recommend that if one wants to take more liberal art courses then I should switch my degree program to Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts, but…it’s not like I want to take more sciences, maths, or literature– just Chinese and Asian Culture studies. Hm.
When I had a meeting with my advisor today, he decided that I was an over-acheiver (an example being that I needed at least five required events for my freshman seminar, but somehow I’ve ended up going to nine.) Perhaps I am, but in many ways I do not think that it is too early to be thinking about these things especially since I have the goal that I want to attempt to take more culture classes in two years, it is important that next year I give even more than I’m giving now.