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Sometimes I wonder about this burning urge to study Ancient Greek History.

Because it makes me think about going to uni. XD

Hands up anyone who thinks ANY university with a major in that would be interested in taking me.

Nobody? Thought not. XD




(I didn't go to uni for a reason. And the pay I get when I have a job (eheh) more than makes up for it. So WHY do I want to study Greek History??)

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jester_uk
Jan. 21st, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
So WHY do I want to study Greek History??

because it's interesting?
because it has lots of muscley men in leather skirts?

Is there an Open University course?
nothingtoregret
Jan. 21st, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, the second reason wasn't initially what came to mind, but now I think about it... :3

I'll definitely check out the Open University at some point. I worry about my lack of discipline when left to my own devices in such a way as OU sometimes work, but it'd probably be good for me.
illaor
Jan. 21st, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Unless American uni's have that particular subject (since I can't be arsed to check their courses), then I'd say you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere doing specifically the history of Ancient Greece.

But if you can find somewhere that does then getting in isn't hard, even if you have to sign up for a different subject first. After all, you can certainly show enough external research to say that you're interested in the subject.

Regardless, get a degree in something, then you can teach in Japan too :P
nothingtoregret
Jan. 21st, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
The problem is that I'm hard pressed to find ANYWHERE that teaches the things I'm interested in. :P There are all of four unis in the UK that teach Japanese to degree level, for instance. And some of those lie to UCAS about their entry requirements. I think some teach normal Greek History with a branch that would enable you to then specialise in the Ancient stuff though. Although if you do get a degree in it, all it leaves you to do afterwards is teach or write books...

The fact that any random degree can enable me to teach in Japan never fails to amuse me. :D
illaor
Jan. 21st, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Most degrees count for nothing in the end, as my irregular bitching should have told you already. The only degrees that really seem to carry any weight are business, engineering and sciences. But since they're dull and lead to dull jobs it's having one (in any subject) that counts.

As for teaching or writing, well the first is scary as hell but so much more fun than any other job I've done, and the second is what most nanoers aspire to, so where's the downside? :P

And yeah, that whole a degree in anything to teach in Asia is somewhat crazy, but suits me fine :)
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