I returned to classes today. After parking I walked to Morrill Hall and started wandering around. I had time to spare before I went upstairs to my classroom. Eventually I walked up the stairs and found my room.
There was another class finishing up when I arrived. The professor was hanging around with us too. He is not what I expected in my “mind’s eye”. According to the style he wrote the syllabus, I figured he was about 40-45, short hair, studious, yet smart.
He could not have been any farther from that. He’s a large man, (tall and broad not heavy set) with a long beard. He’s friendly, a bit odd, but fun to be around. He does not believe in punishing students who can’t make a class. Everyone gets points regardless of attendance or full participation. For example, if you only submit a quiz that is partially or even totally blank, you still get 40% of the grade.
The class itself, Classical Greece Civilizations, is fascinating to me. I have always wanted to learn about Greece/Greek history.
Each class we will write a little of something, feedback,comments or something related to our topic for the class discussion. We are awarded seven points for that. He reads the notes, responds with feedback and said it is a way to get to know us. I like that, it’s different.
We will have a group project, something new he said. That should be interesting. I am not the oldest person in the class. There is a lady about moms age I the class as well. I did talk with a young lady, obviously younger than I but with some experience. She was friendly and has had this professor a few times.
All in all it was an interesting and fun evening. I am looking forward to this class.