In two weeks, I will be engaging in my second year of graduate school.
Originally, I was on the 3 year track, but I recently switched to the 4 year track to allow myself more space and time to intake all that I am learning.
I though ya'll may be interested in the classes I am taking this semester. So here we go:
I'm taking 8 credits which equals out to four classes. It will be the lightest load I've taken since I have taken 9 credits each semester last year.
Human Growth: The Interpersonal and Narrative Journey
-This is similar to a human growth and development class.
"This course covers human development from an interpersonal perspective, which includes neurological, psychological,
and faith development from conception to death. Particular emphasis is placed on the significance of attachment, and
the roles of affect regulation and mentalization in facilitating secure development."
Excitement factor (out of 10): 5--mainly because I've taken a class similar to this and am nervous it could be repetitive.
Learning Factor: 10--this is directly associated with my career and will be very helpful to understand in my field.
"The student will receive an overview of the theological, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives on
human sexuality and consider how these perspectives impact sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders."
Excitement Factor: 8--I've been reading one of the assigned books for this class to get a head start and it's very interesting. Very much focused on how the mind plays a part into our sexual attractions, love, and physicality.
Learning Factor: 10--It's a brand new course to me so I am excited to learn an area I do not know much about.
Theology 1: Constructing the Theological Mosaic-God, Humanity, and Christ
"This course is the first of a two-part exploration in constructing, confessing and affirming anew the central doctrinal
vision of the Christian faith. We refer to this as the theological mosaic because in essence this is not a monochrome
belief system but a rich tapestry of different historical, cultural and biblical insights that show us how to integrate text,
soul and culture. In this way we hope to appropriate the great traditions of the Christian church and construct a faith
that is equally meaningful and resourceful to Christian vocation, ministry and discipleship in our contemporary global
Excitement Factor: 0--Is that bad? I just really do not like theology classes. Not my cup of tea.
Learning Factor: 3--I'm sure I'll learn a lot, but I'm not interested in learning this.
Special Topics: Marriage Counseling
-Unfortunately, there is no course description available for this course. Yes, I do not know what I am really getting myself into except for the fact this is the path of psychology I've always talked about going into.
Excitement Factor: 10--It's an elective so it's not required for me to take it which means I really want to take it.
Learning Factor: 10--The professor taught my marriage and family therapy class and I learned a lot through that class. He has his own marriage counseling firm so he knows a lot.
My goal for the next two weeks and to actually relax before I throw myself into lots of studying and reading. Anybody have suggestions for me on how to relax because I'm apparently not good at it.