Expanding my Mental Horizons

Thursday, May 28, 2009
I've made a decision: I'm changing colleges.

For the last three years, I've been a student at the University of Denver, taking on-line courses. I've pretty much enjoyed my experience there (with a couple of noted exceptions). The only thing I have to complain about is that the program only offered classes from five catalogs - Leadership and Organizational Studies (kill me now), Communication Arts (meh), Global Studies (I liked this one), Science and Technology (hmm...science and technology) and Public Policy and Social Services (I liked this one, too).

Since the program is geared toward focused study in the pursuit of degree completion, the catalog choices really aren't a surprise, but since I attend college almost purely for enrichment purposes, I've been itching to take classes in other areas of study.

So I've applied to Metro State College of Denver, a regional school that has a wide variety of on-line offerings. I've requested all my transcripts be provided to the school, and I hope to take my first class (Meteorology!) in the fall.

The bad news: Both of the Smart Twins plan on attending Metro in the fall. Since they're traditional students and I'll be taking classes on-line, it seems unlikely that our paths will ever cross, but I'm hoping my status at a student at their college won't make them feel icky.

The good news: Metro is much more affordable than DU. I can take four classes at Metro for the tuition I pay for one class at DU. Granted, DU is a much more prestigious school, but since I attend for my own enjoyment, I'm not really willing to pay for the name at this point.

Hmm...learning!

11 comments:

Steve Buchheit said...

So have you broken the news to the SmartTwins yet?

"Oh man, Mom is going to our school."

Janiece Murphy said...

Steve, I have not. I'm being a big chicken about it, actually.

vince said...

Buck buck bukaw!

Janiece Murphy said...

I resemble that remark...

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Eh, don't tell them. They know you're taking online classes already, right? (evil grin)

Dr. Phil

Janiece Murphy said...

Dr. Phil, I did think about that, actually.

But that wouldn't be right, especially in light of all my commentary about "lying by omission."

Being consistent sucks...

Nathan said...

No dear, I'm a meteorology major and I'm pretty sure it is going to rain today.

What?

Oh fine. I'll hang your laundry out to dry if you really want, but you're taking it in.

Nathan said...

And I'm telling your professor you should flunk 'cold fronts'.

Hah!

Janiece Murphy said...

::snort::

Konstantin B. said...

Meteorilogists are wrong only once, on the daily basis.

Man, this sounds so much better in Russian.

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