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22 minutes ago, Kirby said:

and you wouldn't have to take the exams or get a grade, what class would you like  to attend?

I've been thinking about Creative Writing or any prerequisites.

As a graduate of the school, I can take a UMBC course for free, one per semester, if the class isn't filled with paying students.  It's 20 minutes from my house.

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6 minutes ago, sheep_herder said:

This day in time, it would have to be something exciting that would keep me awake, and not a night class.

When I finally got my degree I was working midnight to 7am at P&W.  The instructor knew it and was kind about waking me up in class sometimes.  He didn't really mind as it was a class in assembler language and I was crushing it and helping the other students as well.  I used assembler and even raw machine code at work at that time.

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1 hour ago, maddmaxx said:

When I finally got my degree I was working midnight to 7am at P&W.  The instructor knew it and was kind about waking me up in class sometimes.  He didn't really mind as it was a class in assembler language and I was crushing it and helping the other students as well.  I used assembler and even raw machine code at work at that time.

Evening would be ok, if it was art course because I would be physically active and doing something during each 3-hr. class.

 

 

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Sociolinguistics (sociology of language, which would include the politics of language learning/use) and pyscholinguistics...acquisition of language, ie. cognition, learning and memory for lst, bilingualism and multilingualism. These areas of linguistics are sometimes touch more on technical analysis of language structure or a family of languages.  It is not about literature, which is what my undergrad degree is.

A history course...though haven't through what. 

I've taken elective history courses at university in:  Third World history (yea, pretty broad but from a colonization perspective worldwide), 20th century South African history, Canadian history with focus on various ethnic groups (I got (too much)  British-French Canadian colonial history  ..before high schools changed their curriculum).

2 hours ago, MickinMD said:

I've been thinking about Creative Writing or any prerequisites.

As a graduate of the school, I can take a UMBC course for free, one per semester, if the class isn't filled with paying students.  It's 20 minutes from my house.

So far, we haven't got any local university /college courses that I can audit for free.  

There are creative writing courses that focus on a type of creative writing ie. writing a memoir, novel-writing (which I will never be able to do), etc.   I noticed locally, there was a course on creative writing for non-fiction.  I don't think I need to take that. I just need to always pay attention to writing in a sharper way that captures and holds a reader's attention.

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1 hour ago, MickinMD said:

I've been thinking about Creative Writing or any prerequisites.

As a graduate of the school, I can take a UMBC course for free, one per semester, if the class isn't filled with paying students.  It's 20 minutes from my house.

Our University- top public one in NY- allows the public over a certain age, maybe 62 to take courses free on a no credit basis. For me it would be literature or history.

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2 hours ago, maddmaxx said:

When I finally got my degree I was working midnight to 7am at P&W.  The instructor knew it and was kind about waking me up in class sometimes.  He didn't really mind as it was a class in assembler language and I was crushing it and helping the other students as well.  I used assembler and even raw machine code at work at that time.

I enjoyed the little time I used assembly line code. It was more fun than Fortran. 

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3 hours ago, maddmaxx said:

Post WWII history.

You lived thru most of that.   I can see it now.   The professor explains something and you stop the class and say 'That is NOT how it happened.  You are changing our history.'  

Then you are escorted out of the class, banned from the university to never return, because of your misinformation. 

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14 hours ago, Bikeguy said:

I like to take a class to find a legal way not to pay income tax.   You know... the class the accountants take so they work on the taxes for the one percenters. 

9 states have zero income tax 

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16 hours ago, shootingstar said:

Canadian history with focus on various ethnic groups (I got (too much)  British-French Canadian colonial history  ..before high schools changed their curriculum).

Ah, so you want to study Canadian history but first, delete it.  This is a British/ French colonial country, the majority of whose citizens are just that.  There is your first lesson. ;)

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8 minutes ago, Parsnip Totin Jack said:

You pay the man one way or another. Sales tax, property tax, food and beverage tax, or poor / nonexistent services. 

Yeah..   IL taxes just about everything.  Somehow they missed retirement income.  (for now)

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1 hour ago, Wilbur said:

Ah, so you want to study Canadian history but first, delete it.  This is a British/ French colonial country, the majority of whose citizens are just that.  There is your first lesson. ;)

I am calling you out on this Wilbur: 

Because I never said that nor did I ever suggest about cancel.  But someone here, better tell me the value of learning about Hadrian's Wall in UK or Norman Conquest before the Middle Ages in England to a Gr. 10 Canadian student.  :blink: It was a mandatory history course. Not elective.

I took a university-level course to learn what I missed out on parts of Canadian history because it was never taught in high school history courses in the curriculum at the time I was a high school student in early-mid 1970's. The high school history curriculum thankfully changed a few years after I finished there.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bikeguy said:

I paid $0.00 of income tax to Illinois.  Retirement income is the one thing that they don't tax here. 

I want to pay the IRS zero too. 

I understand the desire not to pay the IRS, but how will the U.S. military be funded?  Anyway, don't want to go down that road.  The best courses are probably what a tax lawyer knows... complex flowcharts related to tax planning/avoidance.

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17 hours ago, Bikeguy said:

You lived thru most of that.   I can see it now.   The professor explains something and you stop the class and say 'That is NOT how it happened.  You are changing our history.'  

Then you are escorted out of the class, banned from the university to never return, because of your misinformation. 

I laughed, but it could happen.  Some professors I've met are too invested in opinion.  Many of the history books were written by them and they are unwilling to update based on modern releases of old archives previously unavailable.

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7 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

I liked physics class.  

I liked my mechanical engineering classes too.  Kind of like advanced physics for specific topics. 

Ever hear of an MIT professor Walter Lewin? Lot of his classes are on the youtube. I've watched some at times :) I fine this entertaining

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11 hours ago, shootingstar said:

I am calling you out on this Wilbur: 

Because I never said that nor did I ever suggest about cancel.  But someone here, better tell me the value of learning about Hadrian's Wall in UK or Norman Conquest before the Middle Ages in England to a Gr. 10 Canadian student.  :blink: It was a mandatory history course. Not elective.

I took a university-level course to learn what I missed out on parts of Canadian history because it was never taught in high school history courses in the curriculum at the time I was a high school student in early-mid 1970's. The high school history curriculum thankfully changed a few years after I finished there.  

I don't know what you are calling me out on.  Nothing changes my response to your confusing and marginally literate sentence.  Use punctuation and perhaps complete sentences.  History teaches many lessons and Hadrian's wall was no different. It is part of the commonwealth history and was taught accordingly.  

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49 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

I don't know what you are calling me out on.  Nothing changes my response to your confusing and marginally literate sentence.  Use punctuation and perhaps complete sentences.  History teaches many lessons and Hadrian's wall was no different. It is part of the commonwealth history and was taught accordingly.  

Priority areas for more well-rounded learning of Canada's history in high school. Not so much time spent so far back in British history on a single country which consumed my high school history mandatory course.  We haven't even gotten to indigenous history (or its multiplicity of different major groups) in Canada.  That's all.  History curriculum became better after I finished high school.

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40 minutes ago, Further said:

I would like to learn to sail a wooden sailboat I built myself, so some boat building and operating classes.

I just want to build and work on my motorcycles and race.

 

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