"Only one class," you say, "what kind of semester is that?" Well, it's an oops. You might remember the rather long rant I wrote about English 173 back in my seventh semester. When I registered for that course, I crossed off the requirement that it satisfied from my list of things left to take. When I dropped it, I neglected to add that requirement to my list again.
This would not have been a problem, if my advisors or the department secretary had noticed the one missing requirement back when they approved my graduation paperwork for Fall semester of 2002. Unfortunately they did not. Had I run a DARS report, that would have pointed out my error as well. Unfortunately I did not. Oops.
On the bright (?) side, I had no plans to move. I had a six-month appointment from the FPL to continue doing my data analysis work there. It was easy enough to re-schedule myself as a 3/4ths time employee and take one class to finish the silly UW requirements.
The Sciences of Man
Prof: Richard Staley
TA: Matt Lavine
A very general course about the evolution of the sciences during what I would consider the era of Classical Physics. Selected individuals are studied in depth and some investigation is made into their contributions to the shape of the sciences as they exist today.
Unfortunately we didn't get into the really juicy portions. Many of the great scientists eventually crossed the line between genius and madness, usually in the latter parts of their lives. However they faded from relevance before they did this, so we didn't actually study this.
This was a fun class.
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