28 May 2010


I had this professor once--back in college--who taught an honors seminar on Eastern Philosophies or something like that.  I loved this guy--he claimed to have inadvertently gotten something stupid like 11 bachelor's degrees, 3 master's and one doctorate degree along his path of taking classes that looked interesting.
Since he told us that, I decided I want to do it, too.  --Just take classes on and off throughout life, accidentally accumulating degrees.  Why not?

So I work for Verizon Wireless nowadays [we never stop working for you], and I've decided to take advantage of their tuition assistance program.  I'm enrolling at Tulane University* in the fall, here in New Orleans, and am going to take a couple of linguistics classes each semester.  Why not?

Check out a rough listing of Tulane's linguistics courses here.

I'm soooo excited!  I can't wait!  I've never taken an official linguistics class before.**

*My alterior motive is to join their quizbowl team and finagle NAQT into having the ICT in New Orleans again next year.
**Of course I'm not forgetting Dr. Hall's Studies of the English Language (aka "Slang") class I took back in 2003 at LSMSA.  He's what got me started in all this in the first place!


Anonymous said...

Mon, 31 May 2010 10:13:12
Dr. Hall said:

Go for it, Chela. Take them all! How about learning all of those African languages?

By the way, I see that ENLS 405, ENLS 407 are taught by my good friend, Mike Kuzcynski. We were fellow grad students in the medieval/linguistics program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Anonymous said...

Mon, 31 May 2010 8:56a
Dr. Berry said:

By the way, it was only 10 bachelor degrees :)

Chela said...

I´m taking Languages of the World with Dr. AAron Nitzkin, Latin American Urban Imaginaries with Mr. Dr. and Mrs. Dr. Reese, and Race, Sex and Gender in Brazil with Xelaju Korda. Any of them sound familiar so far?