The School of Work & Wonder

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Fall always makes me want to go back to school.  Partly for nostalgic reasons, but partly because I like learning new stuff.

I was cleaning this last weekend, and I noticed several college textbooks in my garage from when Chris was attending Cincinnati Christian College. So I decided to go back to school this fall, without actually going back to school. I pulled out the books from his Philosophy class, and I’m working my way through metaphysics this week (and probably next). After that, I think I’m doing epistemology. We’ll see where it goes.

I also pulled out his Christian counseling text book, which a big honking manual, and I think I’m going to grab a book or two that goes really deep on content strategy and treat that as a class as well (I’m thinking either this one or this one).

I don’t need a fourth class, because I’m going to probably be working on at least two books over the next six months, one fiction and one non-fiction, so I think that counts as  Advanced English Composition.

That seems like a pretty full course load, but the beauty is that I have a really excellent relationship with the professor. If I can’t keep up, I’ll just drop one or two till next semester.

If you were to go “back to school” just to learn something you were interested in, what classes would you take?


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    Charlie and I are addicted to The Teaching Company! We’re going through a stage of neurobiology right now. Having a blast! 🙂

  2. Kat French

    That’s great! So far, I have been surprised at how much overlap there is between metaphysics and the psychology class I took a couple of years ago at IUS. 🙂 I just heard about iTunes University, too, so I’m definitely gonna check that out.


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