The Beginning of a New Semester
A new semester has begun at Tufts University, and with it a new program. This year, I officially begin my Master’s in Classical Archaeology, now that my internship is drawing to a close. I am still working at the MIT Museum, but in a limited role, for I am a TA of a course this fall, Classics 0037: History of Ancient Greece. Not only will I be grading in this course, but I am also teaching a discussion section once a week, with approximately 15-20 students from the larger seminar class. Additionally, I return to my position at the Tufts University Art Gallery, but with a change – guided tours! Now refreshingly trained in VTS, or Visual Thinking Strategies, I will be giving tours to groups throughout the year. This does not mean that my other duties have changed, however. Indeed, I am once again taking up the mantle of marketing, with a return to my weekly post “Devon’s Pick of the Week.” Originally posted to the Tufts University Art Gallery Facebook Page, I will also post them on this website, so keep an eye out for those!
As for courses, I am taking an advanced level Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and the Near East course, as well as a refresher course in Greek. I am also taking Latin, but as the summer intensive only prepared me for Latin 3 (undergraduate-level Intermediate Latin – as expected), I am taking an intense independent study with my adviser to get me from Latin 3 to what is effectively Latin 6 – a graduate-level Latin course in the Spring. I’m nervous, but I should be OK.
Wish me luck, and have a good semester everyone!