Today I finally found out which class I will be TA for. The course will be GHIST 102 World History Since 1500. After doing some research, I know the course has six books assigned for it and that the department will provide these books (meaning I will save a few $$). These six books, however, bring my total up to 20 for the semester! This is what I expected from grad school, however! There is one unresolved problem…I do not recognize the name of the professor and he/she (I was only given the last name) is not listed on the History Department‘s website. I guess I will find out in due course.
Knowing which course I am TA for is a relief, but I thought I would share the other courses I am taking this semester. They are:
1. HIST 592 – American Material Culture
2. HIST 653 – Patterns of World History (Historiography)
3. HIST 671 – Seminar in Historical Research Methods
I know they sound incredible and I plan to describe each course and give the book lists in later posts (once I find out exactly what they are!!).
I am looking forward to taking three courses and being a TA. Grad school is going to be a completely different experience from undergraduate, but I think it will be more enjoyable. I will be taking only history courses and surrounded by fellow history students! I have been told by several of my professors at MSSU that graduate school was the best part of their education.
Also, I have ordered my books and they should be arriving soon!