Anyway, classes have fully started and are interesting, promising.
My Advanced Statistics 2 class started with Factorial Designs, which is a spin-off from the Completely Randomized Design that we talked about last semester. I loved this topic, given the fact that this is the design that I used for my experiment that I conducted last summer. So I got to learn the model, the symbols, and all the other theoretical implications of this design. Good stuff.
Then, after that, I went to my Modal Logic class. It is a class that is composed of both undergrad and grad students, and they come from different departments. I am the only one from my department, and most of the other people come from Philosophy. But there are some from Computer Science, and others from departments that I forgot to make a mental note in my head. Anyway, the interesting thing about this class is the professor. He is rather aged, and obviously, he has been teaching for quite a while. He has a very soft voice, and his figure is very slim and delicate, that it seems that a single slight push will topple him over. But with regard to his teaching, it is very clear and understandable. He uses different symbols from the one that I am used to, but it is easy to convert them in my head.
Then, I had a one and a half hour break.
Finally, I had my Quantitative Methods class. This is a small class, composed of my Taiwanese friend, which is a great friend of mine; my Argentinian friend, which is also a great friend of mine; my Russian friend, which is a good friend of mine; and my American friend, which is also a great friend of mine. There is also another Taiwanese student, but she has a world of her own. I like this class so far because I think it would complement well my Advanced Statistics classes, which do not have a computer component, while this class is actually held in the computer lab of my department.
So there, that was my first Tuesday of the semester.
I see this semester as being extremely busy, especially the first two weeks, since there is a job search going on in the department, and the faculty wants student input, and since I am the current representative of the graduate student body, I need to attend to all 5 talks of the applicants. Then, I will pool all the students' input, and somewhere in the faculty meeting after all the talks, I will apparently pop my head in and report.
It is interesting to see the other side of the table, since a few years from now, I will be on the other side.