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Post by Kevinnnnn » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:23 am

Well it's that time of year again and summer is over (for me at least). I just had my first day of school (I'm in 11th grade now), which overall was pretty good. It's kind of a relief to get back to a schedule (yeah, I'm odd) rather than just lazing around the house. I like all of my teachers except for the PE teacher who seems a little dim-witted and talks like Boomhower off of King of the Hill. So my question to you is: What classes are you taking this year if you are in high school? If in college, what classes are you taking this semester? If you're out of school talk about what kinds of classes you took during school. Also, what things do you plan on doing in your free time. My apologies if this topic has already been done, I haven't been here very long.

My classes are:

1. Algebra II Pre AP
2. AP European History
3. PE
4. Spanish II Pre AP
5. AP American History
6. AP English (11th grade)
7. Debate II

In my free time I'll be learning Latin and Ancient Greek and I'll probably join some clubs.

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Post by MDS » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:36 am

Hey, good topic, your classes sound much more interesting than my highschool ones! Is it just me or are you starting back earlier than most schools? My first day of class is Sept 13th, the highschools and elementary schools head back a week earlier though.

I'm going into 2nd year of univ and first semester I have:
Latin
Medieval History
Irish History pre-1848
American History: 1776-1865
and Greek Civ

2nd semester the Irish History is replaced with History of Terrorism (should get some lively debates in that one!) and then Greek Civ is replaced with a Roman Civ course.

I'm quite excited to get back to school myself!

On my free time I plan on taking full advantage of the excellent library system and inter-library loan privileges. I also love to bike down by the waterfront (they have good trails) and will hopefully be watching NHL games. ;)

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Post by benissimus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:45 am

I'm in college, taking:

Physics 1 3 units
Chemistry 51 (Introductory) 3 units
Math 27 (Pre-Calculus) 5 units
Sociology 1 3 units

It's my most difficult semester yet, but well within reason. My only regret is that I won't be taking Latin this semester :(. I'm going to try to squeeze in Homeric Greek and a bazillion other extracurricular activities as well.
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Post by klewlis » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:21 am

In college I did a BA in theology which included a lot of bible/theology as well as psych, philosophy, history, worldviews, etc. It was a lot of fun.

Now I just work full time but I would like to start working on an MA in youth and family counseling. I hope to start with a single class in november, and just do one at a time so that I can keep working while I'm at it. It will take a LONG time to get a degree that way... but it's something. And I won't have to take out any more loans that way. :)

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Post by chad » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:19 am

hi, i finished uni last year so i'm working as well... at uni i did a law degree and an arts degree (you can't do law on its own unless you're a grad already)... in arts i did hons in philosophy, and i also did history of politics, history of science & stuff like that. our uni didn't (doesn't) even offer latin, greek or any ancient history!?!

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Post by Eureka » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:03 am

Electrodynamics
Atomic, Molecular and Solid State Physics
Computational Physics
Number Theory
chad wrote:our uni didn't (doesn't) even offer latin, greek or any ancient history!?!
:shock: Which uni was that?
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Post by chad » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:08 am

Which uni was that?
unsw.

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Post by Dacicus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:18 am

I'm a college freshman this year at USC (go Trojans!). My classes are:

Biological Sciences 121
Chemistry 115a
Sociology 150
Writing 140

Each is 4 units.

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Post by Eureka » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:33 am

chad wrote:unsw.
I'm suprised that one of the 'group of 8' universities would have no classics at all. I know the Melbourne has classical history and language classes (although the library has very few Greek or Latin books that don't predate the second world war).
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Post by Lucan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:21 am

At uni:

Intermediate Latin
The Hellenistic World
Art & Death in Neronian Culture
Greek Comedy

Looking forward to starting the second year :)

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Post by whiteoctave » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:40 am

which uni, Lucane?

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Post by Lucan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:58 am

whiteoctave: Warwick. You're at Cambridge I presume? What are you studying there...?

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:53 pm

He studies classics and is pretty much the best in the country.

What are all these AP semester USC like sooo tough semester. What is a 'unit'? Ready? ok. Go bunch of NUTS. Does that count as a cheer?

Next year...school, I will deny its existence until it starts then never go anyway. It worked last year. 8)

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Post by Michaelyus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:02 pm

My attending a secondary school in England means I return to school on the 6th of September. I think they'll present with me a list of extracurricular activities, mainly sport (which I'll turn down almost immediately). I should be studying Latin as an extra-curricular activity. Apart from that, it's my SATS snd I should pass with level 8+ (I'll be so crushed and angry if I don't).
So it's constant revision, well, nearly.
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Post by Emma_85 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:42 pm

I'm still at school :( , but only half a year more to go (final exams in Febuary and March) then I'll be finished and I'm applying to uni now for the 05/06 term. School starts again in a week and a half :cry: .
My subjects will be as boring as ever, but at least I no longer have sociology/civics:

major:

Physics
Maths
Ancient Greek

minor:

German
History
Geography
Art and Art History
Ethics
Philosophy
Latin
PE
Chemistry
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Post by eris » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:12 pm

I don't know how many semesters I've been in school. I will have to consult my transcript to count. I have B.S. degrees in genetics and organismal biology and a minor in chemistry.

Now I am pursuing a classics degree part-time while I work full-time in the lab.

This semester I am enrolled in the following:

-Roman Military History
-Introductory Latin (auditing since I took this 2 years ago but with a different book)
-Intermediate German Composition

As far as my free time goes, I enjoy reading, gardening, origami, and sewing modern quilts.

Good luck to everyone taking classes!

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Post by Aurelia » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:27 pm

I'm going into 11th grade too. Here's my schedule:


Latin III
English III (S2 Career Plan)
Psych (S2 Ethnic American Lit)
Alg II
US History
Symphony Orchestra
Physics
:D

We start on the 31st. In my free time I will be studying Ancient Greek.
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Post by Kevinnnnn » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:18 pm

Aurelia, you're lucky that you get to take Physics. Our school has Pre AP Physics and AP Physics (2 class block). To take the Pre AP you have to have Algebra II and I'm in that right now so I couldnt' take it. I'm just going straight into AP Physics next year. I wish I would of taken Latin, but I guess Spanish will be useful.

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Post by Amy » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:03 pm

I haven't been outside since I walked home from school last june. my joints are enlarged, my skin is turning orange and my hair is falling out....
(h.s. sophomore)
AP biology
AP world history
latin III (if I pass my final....)
spanish III hon.
geometry hon. (forced)
english hon.
semester: "foundations of Art"

In my free time I will read, work on karate, get a weekend job, continue esperanto (funny how it's taking as long as a normal language), think about exercising, spend time with friends and waste the rest. If the Pharr's Homeric Greek group ever gets going I'm totally in. Oh right and our Latin program is sort of messed up (no official AP prep. but everyone takes Vergil anyway) so I'm going to keep goin' on Catullus! maybe in senior year I'll try the AP
first day: sept. 9
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Post by Aurelia » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:14 pm

Aurelia, you're lucky that you get to take Physics. Our school has Pre AP Physics and AP Physics (2 class block). To take the Pre AP you have to have Algebra II and I'm in that right now so I couldnt' take it. I'm just going straight into AP Physics next year. I wish I would of taken Latin, but I guess Spanish will be useful.
For math, we have to take Alg. I, Geometry, then Alg. II. Physics is a science course. It was either that or chemistry. I'm really good at math so I chose Physics. Geometry last year was SUPER easy. :D
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Post by threewood14 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:15 pm

Latin 2
Jazz
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Chem 1

Honors Pre Calc
Honors English 10
Honors American Studies 1
Honoros Chem 2

And I'm on the golf team.

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Post by Titus Marius Crispus » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:30 pm

Salve!
I'm also in 11th grade:

Physics Pre-AP
Computer Science AB-AP
Honors Band IV
English AP/GT

Calculus AB-AP
Driver's Ed 1st sem / Psychology AP 2nd sem
US History AP
Latin II Pre-AP

My latin teacher is letting a friend and I do a little extra work this year and skip Latin III. I'm also learning ancient Greek in my free time, and love it!

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Post by Emma_85 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:43 pm

Uh... excuse my ignorance, but what does AP stand for? And AB? :?
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Post by Titus Marius Crispus » Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:30 pm

AP is "Advanced Placement". Supposedly college-level courses. I like em because after taking an AP course, one is hopefully prepared for the corresponding AP exam, which, if passed, can earn college credit and save money.

AB is actually kind of confusing at my school. I dunno why they just don't use numbers...

Calculus AB is the first of two Calculus courses (Calculus AB and Calculus BC). Why not Calculus I and Calculus II? I dunno.

Computer Science AB, however, is the second of two Computer Science courses (Computer Science A and Computer Science AB). Again, why not Computer Science I and Computer Science II? I dunno.

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Post by Emma_85 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:11 pm

AP is "Advanced Placement". Supposedly college-level courses. I like em because after taking an AP course, one is hopefully prepared for the corresponding AP exam, which, if passed, can earn college credit and save money.
Ah ok, I'm still a bit confused but thanks all the same. I'm not too sure what you mean when you talk about it saving money, do you have to pay per course you take at uni in the US? That seems a bit odd to me...
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Post by annis » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:15 pm

Emma_85 wrote:Ah ok, I'm still a bit confused but thanks all the same. I'm not too sure what you mean when you talk about it saving money, do you have to pay per course you take at uni in the US? That seems a bit odd to me...
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In the US at most Universities I know of you pay by the class-hour. Most classes are 3 hours. Beginning foreign languages, and sciences and with lab sessions, generally are 4-6. Beginning higher maths may have a similar spread, but for smaller discussion sections rather than labs.

Is it a flat fee per semester elsewhere?
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Post by Emma_85 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:40 pm

Well in Germany all state universties are free (and there are hardly and private ones worth mentioning) so no fees what so ever. In England there is a flat fee per year, which is £1,125 (ca. 1670 € or 2053.68 $) for all undergraduate courses in England right now. That is going to change in 2006 though, so each university will be able to charge up to £3,000 per year, but no more. I think I can come up with the fees for my course, but my sister will have to pay the highter rate :? (I'm toying with the idea of applying to a Scottish uni, their unis are all free, but everyone wants to study there so it's harder to get a good place).
I just assumed that the US was similar to England except that US unis charge more per year and that there is no limit to what they can charge - I never knew that they charged per class hour!
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Post by klewlis » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:08 pm

And canadian ones work the same as american ones as well.

Wouldn't it be nice to have free ones! I'd go there. :)

Are those ones free for *anyone* or do you have to be a local resident?

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Post by Emma_85 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:41 pm

Any university in the EU that is free is free for anyone who has EU citizenship or has lived in an EU country for a certain amount of years. Same goes for the tuition fees in the UK, they are the same for every EU citizen, whether you are from Estonia, Germany, England or Slovenia.
If you are from abroad though... well international rates apply in the UK, that means you pay more like £10,000 a year. Not so funny...
Germany universities as I already said are free, and they are free for international students too, I have no idea if all free universities in the EU are free for international students too or if this is only the German universities.

Edit: Swedish ones are free for everyone too, even non-EU students
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Post by Eureka » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:41 pm

I see there's quite a few physics students on Textkit. Perhaps we need a physics board to discus that which is the basis of all things?

After all, the Ancient Greeks would have loved modern physics. (The Romans would have been indifferent to it, until they found out from the Greeks about nuclear weapons.)


Also, I notice that most physics students here are first years... Perhaps I could be the one answering the questions, for once. :D
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Post by Lupus minimus » Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:13 am

Universities in continental Europe are (basically) free for anybody. Myself, I am a Canadian and have been studying in Switzerland for four years now, at a flat cost of US$600 per year. It would have been even cheaper had I gone to France, Spain, or Italy. Not to mention that I'm allowed to work part time, and full time during holidays, which at Swiss salaries is pretty cool.
In fact, I plan on going to law school next year, but will be applying to a series of special programs at the university of Paris. Paying French fees (400 euros per year) for all four years, I should (touch wood) come out with both a French "Maitrise", and either a British Law degree (two years exchange in London) or an American J.D. (two years in New York or Connecticut).

Sure as hell beats US$30'000 per year!

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Post by Emma_85 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:46 am

...US$30'000 per year!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is that for private universities or for state ones too?

Eh... that is a ridiculous sum of money unless you were joking :P . Hehehe, no one would be stupid enough to pay that... :lol:
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Post by Lupus minimus » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:03 pm

Good law schools in the U.S. cost around $30'000 per year (at least for foreigners). I don't really know if they are private or public, but I think a mixture of both.
But from what I understand most Americans leave law school (or university in general) severely in debt, which is something rather rare here in Continental Europe.

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Post by klewlis » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:29 pm

Lupus minimus wrote:I am a Canadian and have been studying in Switzerland for four years now, at a flat cost of US$600 per year. It would have been even cheaper had I gone to France, Spain, or Italy. Not to mention that I'm allowed to work part time, and full time during holidays, which at Swiss salaries is pretty cool.
Tell me more! I want to go to Italy!!

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Post by Lupus minimus » Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:09 pm

Tell me more! I want to go to Italy!!
Where do you want to go, and study what?
If you already speak or read a bit of Italian, I'm sure you can get most of the info you need on the university web sites.

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Post by klewlis » Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:43 pm

Lupus minimus wrote:
Tell me more! I want to go to Italy!!
Where do you want to go, and study what?
does it matter? i just want to be there. :P i will check out some of the sites, though I don't yet know any italian (soon!).

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Post by Aurelia » Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:27 am

I want to go to Italy too! I plan to either move there (or England) for a few months after I graduate then go to college (don't know where yet) and study archaeology, classics, and/or zoology OR go to Italy or Greece on the next "Summer Detention" aka Latin class trip.
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Post by Episcopus » Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:58 pm

It would be hard to go to Italy without any knowledge of the language expecting to learn to speak fluently within a few months. Realistically, even if when you're there you pick up a grammar or course, it will take a couple of years. Still, being surrounded by it can only help, though Italians speak really quickly :?
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Post by Emma_85 » Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:20 pm

Oh, if you're studying there it won't take you long to pick up Italian. A student came to visit my school from Australia for half a year. She'd nearly forgotton all her English after that half year! :lol: Her German is good now, and she came to Germany not speaking a word of German. She did have some German lessons in Germany though, but she probably learned most just by using the language.
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Post by classicalclarinet » Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:10 pm

Half an year?? :shock:
She does have something for languages!!

I think I will try to study Italian after my Latin.. just to prepare for my Roman trip! I would give a lot to go there and see all the sights!

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