By the Grace of the ECE Department

By the Grace of the ECE Department, it has been decreed that I will graduate in May 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a minor of Mathematics. Well, provided that I pass all of my classes next term and this term, of course.

Tuesday afternoon, I went to talk to Dr. Corsetti, our Associate Chair of the ECE Department. I walk in and the first words out of his mouth are, “I see a couple problems with your transcripts, Katharine.” Shit. So, after a 15 minute discussion, I determine that they have issues with me taking Music Theory rather than Music Appreciation (like there’s really that much difference, they’re both easy!). That, and he doesn’t think I should be allowed to double up a class for both my minor as well as a CPE elective. *sigh* Okay, so we arrange an appointment with Dr. Adhami, the Chair of the ECE Department for this morning.

I walk into the ECE Department’s Office this morning and sit down, I got there a bit early. Dr. Corsetti walks in and doesn’t even acknowledge that I’m there. We walk into Dr. Adhami’s office and proceed to have a 2 way discussion (Dr. Adhami and Dr. Corsetti) where on an occasion I get a chance to get a word in edgewise with Dr. Corsetti interrupting me every time. Thankfully, 40 minutes later, I leave with the renewed hope that Dr. Adhami really doesn’t want to screw every student in the Department over and that Dr. Corsetti is more concerned about sticking with tradition (“But, this is how we’ve traditionally handled this situation!”) than helping a student out.

The result? Because there is no policy in the 1999 Catalog about not allowing students to double dip a course, then Dr. Adhami is going to approve my Fourier Analysis class for both a CPE Elective and my math minor course. *whoo* Also, I have to write a memo stating why I took Music Theory rather than Music Appreciation (ie, bs bs bs about how I thought I would be more enriched by Music Theory than taking a class like Music Appreciation that I have already had several times over) and have Dr. Adhami sign the memo and it’ll just go into my file.

So, my task is to just pass my classes these last two terms and I’m going to officially be out of here! W00t! (sorry, I had to)

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4 thoughts on “By the Grace of the ECE Department

  1. But music theory might be termed useful! That’s an outrage! Preposterous!

    I just remember Jessica telling me about how their criteria is that it must teach knowledge, not a skill. So, in her case, two years in the band didn’t count at all, but a semester of listening to classical music would count.

    Makes sense, right?

    I’m just glad I had Introduction to Landscape Architecture Appreciation… on online course. It was extremely fun and easy.

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