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Oh, holy crap.
I got my enrolment package from UQ today.

*tears hair out*

I nearly forgot that enrolling at uni was this confusing.

Right, I have several options over what courses I could do. Two majors, two electives.

This is what I would like to do:

Majors: Ancient History
Electives: Latin
Classical Greek
Theology (?)

Now, while I love all these subjects, they're probably not exactly going to be practical choices, despite that they all tie in with one another in one way or another. It's difficult, because I have to think of what will get me a job in the future over what my vocation is.

So with that in mind, here's a list of courses that will probably be of better use to me than being able to read and speak dead languages and fodder for dinner table debates with Maryke.

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Literary Studies
Communication and Cultural Studies
Sociology (?)
European Studies
Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Communication and Media at USQ was without a doubt, the subject I did best in. It's also the one I found myself enjoying very much because it related very well to my English literature studies.

I have half a mind right now to e-mail my old CMS professor, Bruce and ask what I should be doing. But I know that for the next couple of weeks, I will probably be subject to much conflict and confusion. It's about what will be good for myself, and what mum and dad believe will be good for me.

Any advice on these matters from anyone in LJ-land out there would also be appreciated.

Uy, God help me.

Current Mood: confused confused
Current Music: The Beatles- All You Need Is Love

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frostkilinghour From: frostkilinghour Date: January 14th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
To tell you the truth, I think you should go with what you'd rather do, instead of doing what you think would be best.

Because, if you're anything like me, if you're not doing what you're interested in, you're not going to put your best foot forward.

And, well, if you're not like me, you'd still be better off taking the classes that you like. Because as unpractical as it may seem now, in the long run, it'll be unpractical to have a degree and eventually a job in a field, knowing that there's another field you'd rather be in.

You know what I mean?
allotrios From: allotrios Date: January 14th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Couldn'a said it better if I were me, only smart! ;)
thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: January 15th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Mmm... philology...

Why not just go for the philology major? If you're in it for the long haul you can teach, and the field of Classical Studies needs enthusiastic youth to continue its honorable traditions!

The Cow Eyed
From: ex_snowcanwa171 Date: January 15th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

I did a media studies subject and a sociology subject in 1st year, before I decided to major in psychology. Media studies was OK, sociology was difficult but pretty interesting at the same time. I found it was good to try a whole range of subjects before majoring in something definite. I'd also recommend communication and cultural studies - I was allowed to study a university subject in Year 12 through a special program, and I studied that at the University of the Sunshine Coast. It was fascinating. Also, if you need any textbooks for UQ, let me know, because I probably have some lying around and could sell them to you pretty cheap. :)

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