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Bovine and Wife Swap

ImageZimmerman Rd./Charlestown, Indiana/50 MM/natural lighting/manual exposure/manual focus/Canon- country cruise with Brianna/4.18.13

I spoke with my adviser today; I’ve discovered that I’m only three classes away from my Behavioral Sciences degree. I’m simultaneously certifying in Substance Abuse so that’s four classes total for both. I could either take them over the summer and graduate this fall (which is right up there with a death wish) or stick my toes in the sand throughout July and early August, complete my studies in the fall, and then graduate in December or early January. There’s no question that I’m going to do the latter.

Afterwards, I’ll be transferring immediately over to Columbia University (Distance Ed.) in Missouri and working toward my bachelor’s in Sociology. My three prime areas of interest are Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. I’ve decided on Sociology because I’m semi-obsessed with social stratum (doesn’t that sound fancy?), various ethnic groups, social habits and other lifestyles indigenous to natives (but not quite Anthropology), longitudinal studies and change;  but I also crave the research side of it all (quantitative and qualitative analyses and so on), surveying, and field studies.

I like preparing reports and writing too. In short, Sociology is where my heart is and I want to get my hands very dirty in that area. I think my camera will come in handy there, being a photographer and all.

My classes for my final semester are these:

Intro to Criminology (my free elective)
Intro to Social Psychology (my remaining science core )
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (in which I’ll need to hire a personal trainer as it’s proctored)
Therapeutic Interventions II (Substance Abuse internship)

That’s a hefty little sandwich, but I’m looking forward to it. I have no idea how that’s going to work out with the head pain, but I’ll power through it, no doubt. Speaking of which, I’m off to cook supper (bovine, in fact) and catch an episode of Wife Swap.


3 responses

  1. claude

    If you wait long enough, there WILL be a reality show titled: “Bovine Wife Swap”, yanno?

    And it’ll prob’ly take place in a pawn shop in a swamp where prospectors and fishermen hang out. And star one or more of the Kardashians.

    I liked criminology (et al) enough to stay in the biz since 1976. CSI was my strong suit. 🙂

    April 19, 2013 at 9:01 am

    • You just perfectly described Indiana. :0)

      And yeah, I’m pretty excited about the Criminology course. I’m fairly certain that I would be a sociopath’s worse nightmare. (But think I’d make a darn good profiler!)

      April 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  2. Ok so HUGE apology Birgitta…I did NOT realize you had been posting! I thought that you were taking a break so I have not checked back in a while. And when I did I saw there are like 5 new ones hahaha so I will start with this one! Super excited that the Columbia College worked out for you! It did seem great price wise and Sociology is definitely an online course . I’m still considering that college. Your courses too sound interesting ! ❤ I don't feel you should rush to graduate as long as you complete the course in the fall, which I have no doubt you will do!! Some people take breaks and then can't make themselves go back. I think we really enjoy school though and learning about things we are interested in! Oh and I love the random photo of the cows hahahah !

    May 9, 2013 at 3:57 am


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