It's that time in the semester when classes are starting to get real. We're past the first few basic lessons and approaching test day, where I suddenly have to remember how to study after not prepping for an exam in over 3+ months.
What's great about this semester is that a lot of my classes relate to one another. As a freshman, and even a little as a sophomore, I couldn't really tailor my schedule as much as I have the freedom to do now. (Had to get a lot of the pre-req's out of the way!) Now, almost every single class I'm in is about something I genuinely find interesting. (Makes the readings not so bad either...)
I strongly suggest correlating your classes in the future if you can. For instance, right now I'm taking ENG-L249: Introduction to LGBT Studies, and also JOUR-J375: Race, Gender, and the Media. Both of these fill several requirements for my journalism major, but I also find the topics super interesting. And they're already building off one another quite a bit! Next semester I plan on taking Intro to Marketing and also Principles of Advertising, which I hope will also relate to one another.
Just from my own experience, I've really tended to get a lot more out of my courses when I schedule them this way. With so many great choices at IU, I understand it's a lot more tempting to do a little of everything though, so there is plenty of room for flexibility!
And now, just because we all love them, here some lovely pictures from campus this week. Isn't this weather amazing? (Knock on wood.)