Well, I have just over three days left until my second last semester of my BSW begins. This semester, I have two electives and one social work elective to take. My social work elective is on family therapy. My other two electives are on the history of the Aboriginal people from my area and a class on advertising as social commentary.
On the subject of social work electives, I'm a bit upset with my school. I have been in the BSW program since January 2007 and only once has the mental health class been offered (and I was unavailable to take it). Our offering of electives is simply horrid. Only just last semester was a health care class offered. Yet this family therapy class has been offered three times in that time period.
There is no rhyme or reason. They don't survey the students, they don't look at what is needed, they just offer whatever and go with it. Our department is in a bit of an upheaval with a few instructors having been fired or left and our department head being fired. Right now, we have an "acting" head who is to be replaced this winter. We have not been served very well.
Anyway, since this semester is starting so soon, I'm taking time to just relax. We've been touring around a bit, going to nice restaurants and seeing movies. I'm going to go right now to have a nap and then play some video games or maybe watch a movie. In no time, I will have chapter upon chapter to read and papers to write.
Yikes, this was a bit of a rambling post and I do apologize for that. I hope that when the semester starts, I can integrate some of my learning that's taking place into the blog. Actually, the more I think of it, the more I realize this will be a busy semester. I have classes, work, organizing my practicum AND applying for MSW programs.
Should be fun... :|