"Social Research Methods": this is the big bad intro to learning how to be a sociologist, in which we will actually design our own research and write up a 15 to 17 page mock journal article. the prof seemed most interested in making sure that we understood how to spell his name and that if we miss a test, we have to take the final. and they're there for us to learn something. as long as i stay on top of the work, i'll be fine. and yea, i only have to take the final if i don't like my scores on the tests.
"Islam in the Modern World": nothing that made me glee, but it looks like it'll be interesting enough. the prof sounds like he should know his stuff, with a phd in Islamic social systems. he has an apparent quirky habit of writing up notes in Arabic as well as English, and there are only a couple folks in the class who might be able to read Arabic. oddness. we'll get our test questions beforehand, woot.
out of five classes, there are only two required finals. i can deal with that.
i have 200+ pages of readings (and two chapters, i haven't even looked to see how long they are) for thursday, and another chapter for tomorrow. oy.