Thursday, April 10, 2008

hypothetically

Recently, in addition to job hunting, scouring design blogs for inspiration, checking out preview photos for estate sales, keeping up to speed on certain sports teams, and - oh good grief, I could go on all day! - I also spent a good chunk of time on the Internet deciding how I'd like to further my education. If it was free. Oh yeah, and if it was only about three hours a week. Real ambitious, this one.

So hypothetically, if I were able to learn about new things for absolutely free (or at least for really cheap), I now know what those things would be. All twenty of them. Thanks to the local community college online catalog.

If I were seriously considering going back for my Masters (breathing into a bag at the overwhelming thought of the thesis), I'm not sure what I'd pursue. Probably a degree in writing or some other communications field.

But if we're talking about having some real educational fun, here are some of the classes I'd consider:

History of Architecture
Photography
Painting
Printmaking
Nutrition
Writing
Intro to Greek
Theory and Techniques of Interior Design
Styles of Furniture and Interiors
Materials and Sources (Interior Design)

Business Procedures (Interior Design)
Marketing
Public Relations
Principles of E-Commerce
Geography of Tourism
Small Business Management
Business Mathematics


Business Mathematics?! I can't believe anything involving the word 'math' is included in this list, but unfortunately it's a very important part of owning your own business, which is something that I have an interest in.

What about you?
What would you pursue, either for fun or 'for serious'?

7 comments:

LindsayBlake said...

creative writing or journalism!!!

k said...

photography. i know what class i'd take, it just cost $600+ - ack!

my life is brilliant said...

Photography.

Photography, photography, photography.

I've actually looked into taking a class at one of the colleges around here. In my perfect world, when K gets back from Iraq, we get stationed at our No. 1 choice. I'll work remotely for the company I currently work for, and I'll take photography classes in my free time. After that, I'll apprentice with an amazing photographer, and then I'll open my own studio and spend the rest of my life taking brilliant photographs of joyous times in others' lives.

Stacey said...

For fun: Photography!! (seems to be a running theme!)

For serious: Graphic design

tco said...

I think it would be great to just be a career student and take as many classes as possible. Unfortunately, time and money are a factor. I would love to take math/science classes and a bunch of history classes.

LindsayBlake said...

why photography? i have a major in it and now everyone just wants me to take photos for free... IT'S NOT WORTH IT PEOPLE!

Heather said...

I think I would do it for fun. I just can't imagine going back to school and it to be doing something serious. I would never make it! :)