I’ve received my teaching assignment for the fall. I’ll be doing the elective over Being and Time that I’ve discussed periodically over the last year (my first Shimer elective), and I’ll also be doing two sections of Humanities 1: Art and Music (basically intro to fine arts). This will “complete the set” for me in terms of Shimer’s Humanities curriculum (including working on a comprehensive exam), so that’s nice. I’m also excited because a couple of my colleagues have significantly reformulated the course to center it around Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which has provided fodder for many works of music and art and also includes significant reflection on the arts more generally. More broadly, I’m relieved that after three semesters in a row teaching “writing intensive” courses, I have been spared this fall.
What about you, my dear readers? What are your future teaching plans?