My professor calls his paper corrections love notes, because he loves us enough to help us improve.

Francisco Grajales’ professor, on giving (constructive) criticism

Class Registration, Regulations, & Ridiculousness

Between the 16 of us, we’ve got people studying religion, Spanish, computer science, philosophy, political science, photography, German, microbiology, advertising, neurobiology, creative writing, economics, nutrition, international business, anthropology, and more.

Essentially, this means that we’ve got a lot of major/minor/general education requirements to fill and for many of us, in a limited amount of time, which can be stressful. Here’s a nearly complete sampler of the classes that any number of people are taking, from 1 to 15.

Spoken Tamil
Invitation to Spoken French
Christianity and India: 2,000 Years of Faith
Hinduism and its Practices
Idea of India in Literature
Practical and Classical Yoga
Indian Philosophy of Values
19th Century British Fiction
Introduction to Cybertechnology
Medical Anthropology
Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
Peasant and Village Communities
Indian Constitution and Tribal Development
Forest Ecology (or something to that effect)
Gandhian Model of Poverty Alleviation
Indian Arts and Architecture
Indian Society and Culture
Christian Spirituality and Mysticism
South Indian Classical Dance
Indian Foreign Policy
Conflict Resolution, Knowledge Systems, Vision of Peace