WesMaps 2013-2014. Great.

Don’t get up. Not even the pic WesMaps sent in is excited for this announcement.

wesmaps_buttonWesleyan officially released its course catalog for the 2o13-2014 school year on WesMaps this weekend. But trust me: it’s not really worth reading through.

I mean, sure, look at it for a second, if you want. It’s got all the courses that the school will offer for the next two semesters. I guess it would come in handy if you’re trying to work out your schedule. But other than that, WesMaps isn’t anything to write home about.

For one thing, WesMaps lists Christina Marie Othon as teaching four sections of General Physics I at the same time, M.W.F. 11:00AM11:50AM. Really, Christina? Four classes at once? Good luck with that. (I give her a week.)

As if that weren’t embarrassing enough for WesMaps, you know when Priscilla Meyer’s Pushkin class is scheduled to meet? “TBA.” Well, I don’t know if that’s an actual time in Russia, but where I’m from, TBA stands for “to be announced.” Even worse? The class’s location: “TBA.” Thanks for your help, WesMaps. I’ll just assume this course occurs all across the spacetime continuum. (Maybe Christina can help me figure this one out. If she’s not too busy teaching every class ever simultaneously.)

WesMaps really put the icing on the cake this year by once again, as always, listing the “courses not offered” in each department’s catalog. I mean, can you think of a more open-ended and vague category? Here’s an alternative that would be just as helpful: WesMaps should include, in every “courses not offered” section, an enumeration of all the courses that the human brain could possibly conceive, regardless of department — i.e., “Holy Mackerel!: Christianity and Pescetarianism” (RELI, HIST, CCIV, AMST); “LOLin’ in Olin: Ivory Tower Social Media” (SOC, PSYC, AMST); “History of Rock, R&B, TNT, DMT, the DNC, Run DMC, and the Final Project Can Have as Much or as Little to Do with this Course as You Like” (MUSC, GOV, BIOL and, of course, AMST); etc. (Thinking of these plausible course names was much more fun and stimulating than reading WesMaps.)

So, yeah. That’s pretty much it. WesMaps? More like WesNaps. Yawn. Maybe the university should consider scrapping courses altogether in the fall. It’s not like I’m going to be here to take them.

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15 thoughts on “WesMaps 2013-2014. Great.

  1. Pingback: How to Lose Pre-Reg Priority and Alienate Professors: Maggie Feldman Piltch ’14 on Being a University Major | Wesleying

  2. not a mouse

    looking forward to the vicious cyberwar between wesmaps and wesleying. i have my money on Science & Mathematics Courses Appropriate for Non-Majors

  3. bluh

    This is horribly written and falls flat of even trying to be funny, and tuna’s sassiness at the end makes it so much more cringe.

  4. disgruntled

    journalism? more like URINALISM. wesleying has been going downhill ever since TUNA gave it MERCURY POISONING.

  5. southie

    Talk about looking for stuff to complain about. Also, in the midst of all your incoherent blubbering idiocy did you once reread the stuff you were saying to sound how negative and obtuse you sound? I hope you didn’t for your sake, buddy ole pal!

    1. Thank you

      Your comment reveals one of the silliest misinterpretations I’ve seen in my four years reading this site.

  6. read before judging

    guys Tuna isn’t stupid. read the whole post and you will see ze is just being sarcastic.

  7. NSM Savvy

    You do realize that the four sections of General Physics I, all have the same lecture from 11-11:50, and then different mandatory TA sessions to choose from, right? You did see that before making a joke about it…right?

  8. '13

    There are four sections of physics because you sign up for a study/TA session outside of the lecture through wesmaps… check the times again.

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