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Thursday, September 04, 2003

The start of a senior year

Classes have started. It's senior year, so the classes are going to be very hard, but at the same time, they will be classes that I should hopefully actually care about. I have no classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays (yay!) but more than make up for it by going from 8am to 9pm on Wednesdays. Ouch. A quick overview of my classes:

Object Oriented Methodology: Should be interesting. All about designing OO programs. I feel good about my sense of OO right now, but this should solidify what I (think I) know.

EE: A second EE course. I forget the name. It's the hardware side of the CS assembly language course, which I loved. So, this one should be interesting. I've heard the teacher is hard, but I've heard that before and have always made out just fine. So we'll see.

Philosophical aspects of religion: I love philosophy! If I had the time, I would have minored in it. This is a freshmen-level course I'm taking as an elective, so it shouldn't add much to my workload. This is also the first class my girlfriend and I have ever taken together, which makes me look that much more forward to this class every day ;-) And the teacher seems pretty interesting, too. Unfortuantely he says that participation means a lot to him, and I've never really said anything in any class, ever. Ick.

Artifical Intelligence: Now THIS is the class that is the cornerstone of my senior year. I have been looking forward to taking this since, like, senior year of high school. The teacher seems really good with this stuff, and most of the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus are ones I've touched upon with Billy and Daisy or have at least read about. And our "final" is an AI project we design and develop at the end of the semester. Sweet.

Another cool thing is that my CS professor from last semester (who also happens to be my advisor) has offered me a job with the CS department, developing a program to grade SML and Java programs for one of the junior-year courses. I couldn't pass this offer. It was an honor to be approached about it and it seems like a genuinely interesting project, and a good experience. Hopefully I'm up to the challenge :)

Also, my girlfriend and I registered to take the GRE today. Now I guess I have to do it. Yikes.

OK, so it's not THAT late but I'm pretty tired for some reason and have to get up at 6:40 tomorrow morning, so this is it. If there's lots of spelling/grammar mistakes, you know why. Someone, post a message in the message board, okay? Discuss... something. :)