Fall is my favorite season. The first day of school is my favorite day of the year. It has been since I was a little girl unable to fall asleep the night before the first day of school in excited anticipation for all the new things I would learn and experience.
Of course, here in TX, it still feels like summer (triple digit heat!). That doesn’t change the fact that today is the first day of the fall semester. I’m scheduled to teach two courses this term: African Politics (undergrad), and Comparative Race and Ethnic Politics (grad).
I’ve got a blog going for the African Politics course. (There’s not much there, but you can see the end product by looking at last year’s blog.) I’m open to feedback on the syllabus, if you have any. I’m trying a few new things this year and will keep you posted on how it goes — even if it’s a miserable failure. Last year I was fortunate to have an amazing group of open-minded students, most studying Africa for the first time. I’m hopeful this group of Aggies will also be engaged with the material and excited to explore something new.
Happy Fall to All of You!