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in the summer i signed up to take a Q class in the fall. i knew where half of my required Q credits were going to come from (although it'll be forever before i take that class), and i was having trouble finding something that i felt both capable of and interested in taking - but then along came a gender studies class with a Q-designation. i honestly can't remember what gave me this impression - maybe it was just that the class is called "gender, numeracy and cultures" - but i had all these ideas that the class would be about gendered perceptions of math in different cultures.

i learned today that that is super not even a little bit what this class is going to be about. it's going to be about logic and reasoning, about statistics and "facts," about risk and how risk-taking is gendered. the outline of assignments and the reading topics give me a better idea, along with that description, but unlike many classes i've taken before this seems set up to be a "learning" class rather than a "reconfiguring knowledge i already have" class. given that it's a Q, i don't know whether to be scared or excited about that.

fine me:

November 2013

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