Dammit!!

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It’s registration time, and here I am finally at a point where I feel like I’m actually not going to have to beg and plead to get my way back in next semester. So I come home from class and settle down to register for the summer and fall…and everything is full. Full full full full full. And there are so many lovely choices…

First off, this catches my eye in the Summer course catalog –

HIS F306N BAD BLOOD-W fee: $74.16 CONTAINS A SUBSTANTIAL WRITING COMPONENT AND FULFILLS PART OF THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN WRITING. COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. STEREOTYPES AND MARGINALIZATION IN EUROPEAN CULTURE. OPEN ONLY TO LOWER-DIVISION STUDENTS. CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH. MEETS WITH GRC 301, EUS 301 AND SOC 308.

Yep, that’s right BB, apparently you have a class named after you at the University of Texas.

Since nothing I want to take is open for the Summer, I move on to fall…

I recently decided to minor in English. So many good offerings for English…I drool over course titles like “Dante”, “Major Works of Dostoevsky”, and “Banned Books and Novel Ideas”. All full. Hello waitlist! Thankfully they’re not too long…

I head on over to the Government section to see what looks interesting there, and this one pops out at me…

GOV 341M DECISION THEORY fee: $74.16 UPPER-DIVISION STANDING REQUIRED. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS AND MODELS USING DECISION THEORY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON UTILITY ANALYSIS, GAME THEORY, COALITION FORMATION, AND VOTING BEHAVIOR. PREREQUISITE: 6 SEMESTER HOURS OF LOWER-DIVISION COURSEWORK IN GOVERNMENT.

Oh. My. God. It’s the holy grail…improve my poker game AND get degree credit?? I can’t hit the register button fast enough!

Full of course…I guess I’m not the only one seduced by the mention of game theory. I’m 39 out of 39 on the waitlist. 🙁 I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Or challenge #38 to a heads-up match, and then move my way up in the list one by one…