Minutiae
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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)

Thursday, January 31, 2002
Well I'm back in school. I had to bail out of my history class. The entire history dept at St Kate's is messed up but this professor was just yucky. Arrogant and smug with an "I know everything and you are all just peons too stupid to grasp my brilliance" attitude. Also out of 8 books for the course he included 2 on Malcolm X and no traditional textbook (none of those boring names and dates for us.) Yech.

Now I'm doing battle with the bureaucracy to get my IB english exam counted toward the gen. ed. literature requirement. 4 years of study, a 6 hour internationally administered exam, and they gave me 8 goddamn credits for it but they're not sure it's literature based enough. I'll give you a hint, there was no study of grammar or mechanics during that 4 years. The list of reading included Shakespeare, Homer, Hawthorne, Soyinka, Ibsen, Chekov, Noh theater, and an entire semester of poetry analysis. You couldn't get that kind of depth or breadth in a year long college course. Grrrrrr.

So a frustrating day and a frustrating first week back in school.

posted by Rachel 1/31/2002
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