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What's everybody taking Fall 2016?

For you graduates/others, what would you like to take?

I'm registered for CSCI E-91 "An Introduction to Cloud and DevOps Concepts" to finish the programming certificate.

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  • Cultural Evolution
    The Science of Why What We Eat Matters

    They fulfill my science requirements!
  • jaw_bioinfjaw_bioinf Posts: 10
    I'd take CSCI E-81 if I could :) This September I start my PhD in the UK, so no formal classes but having some machine learning background would be a plus!
  • DmilesDmiles Posts: 41
    PSYC E-1503 The Psychology of Close Relationships. It will satisfy a writing intensive req. and is the 3rd of 4 for one of my minors.
  • Existentialism: Existence and Anxiety and The Science of Why What We Eat Matters, both on Tuesday and that will fulfill my on-campus requirements. I should get home around 1:30am, but at least that part will be complete.

  • Expo E-5 Fundamentals of Grammar. I wanted a warm up to E-15 & E-25.
  • Dmiles said:

    PSYC E-1503 The Psychology of Close Relationships. It will satisfy a writing intensive req. and is the 3rd of 4 for one of my minors.

    @Dmiles, I took that course. It was a breeze, the lectures flowed well and the feedback on writing (from my TF) was pretty good. Articles were easy to read, and the course assignments encouraged reflection as well as a bit of scientific thinking. Not a bad course, you'll hopefully enjoy it. If you're not used to scientific writing, it's a bit of a change from the humanities -- but this course in particular is good for making the transition. If you are used to that style, then you'll sail through.
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    I would have taken an ext course but got into a systems analysis diploma program for the next year, so maybe next year!
  • Expo E-5 Fundamentals of Grammar. I wanted a warm up to E-15 & E-25.

    That's what I did too! E-5, E-15, and E-25. Best path to go for writing!
  • Dmiles said:

    PSYC E-1503 The Psychology of Close Relationships. It will satisfy a writing intensive req. and is the 3rd of 4 for one of my minors.

    I'm also taking that course this fall.
  • GratGrat Posts: 247
    @nancymic what diploma program are you pursuing now? No break for the recently graduated? :smile:
  • CatsCats Posts: 15
    nancymic said:

    I would have taken an ext course but got into a systems analysis diploma program for the next year, so maybe next year!

    Is it the one from Oxford?
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    Yes! Have you done it?
  • nancymic said:

    Yes! Have you done it?

    If you happen to be coming to Oxford let me know - I work close by and know some good places for dinner/drinks.
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    edited August 2016
    Oh! I wish I had known. Sounds great. I will probably be in Oxford twice in the next year or so.
    Do you know Oxford well? Last time I was there a friend showed me the old library at St Edmund Hall https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/about-college/old-library and was thinking recently how mad I am at myself for not taking photos but it felt icky to do so :(
  • I know Oxford pretty well, I'm not a student at the university but have use of the libraries since I live close by and go to school up north. I've never been to Teddy Hall, but have been around Trinity quite often. Check out the top of the Sheldonian for possibly the best views of the city. The old Divinity School is a cool part of the old library, worth checking out. If you come during the summer, make sure to go punting, it's an Oxbridge (Oxford/Cambridge) tradition.
  • Thanks. I love Oxford :)
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