July 3rd, 2003


so i'm sure it's been asked before, but would some of you be willing to go over pros and cons of any dorms you've been in at UW?

i'm especially interested in terry-lander, since i'll be doing early fall start.

my mom is worried about it being removed from campus (walking back at night, i guess?), but it seems like the best to be in if i want to meet lots of new people. so i'm trying to decide whether i should stay with my room assignment for EFS or take my chances and get a different one for the regular year.

anyways, yeah. pros and cons of any and all?
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UW Chinese?

Has anyone here taken Chinese at UW? How's the program?
I'm thinking of signing up for Chinese 101. Is it fun? Will it make my head explode?
I took four years of Japanese between high school and community college, but in order to register for a Japanese class at UW, I have to wait till placement interviews which aren't till Sept. 25. So the lady at the Asian Languages & Literature department advised me to sign up for a different class as a backup, in case the Japanese class I place into is full or not offered fall quarter. I've been thinking I'd like to learn Chinese anyway, so I might register for it now just in case. My other classes for fall so far are Econ 200 and Geog 100. I'm thinking I'll eventually shoot for the Jackson School (International Studies) for my major.

Edit: I'm also considering Russian, or possibly even Arabic for my third language (I like to challenge myself, so I pick all the difficult, non-Romance languages). Anyone have input on those programs at UW?
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Another question

How useful is Geography 100?
Is it a waste of time?
The prof is Michael Brown.
I'm signed up for a FIG this fall that's Econ 200 (a class i do need) and Geog 100.
Would I be better off dropping my FIG and signing up for a normal Econ 200 class?
Or is being in a FIG worth the potential waste of time that an introductory geography class might turn out to be?