I spent four years attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I was a Computer Science major, and thanks to the wonders of AP credits, I managed to graduate in four not-too-overloaded years. I decided that college was more than just taking classes, so I also worked (to provide spending money and to pay the bills) and socialized with friends, which I hadn't done a lot of in high school (for a variety of reasons).
My courseload, term-by-term, was:
Advanced Placement credits CompSci 280 Computer Science I Engl 126 English Literature AP Exam Credit Latin 301 Latin Lyric Poetry Math 115 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I Phys 125
Introduction to Physics I & II
Introduction to Physics Lab I & II
Fall 1986 Chem 124 Inorganic Chemistry I Chem 125 Inorganic Chemistry Lab Engl 125 Introduction to Composition Math 116 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II Winter 1987 Bio 112 Introductory Biology A Chem 126 Inorganic Chemistry II Hist 110 Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe Math 215 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III RC 253 Choral Ensemble Fall 1987 Bio 154 Introductory Biology B Chem 225 Organic Chemistry I Econ 201 Principles of Economics I Math 216 Introduction to Differential Equations RC 253 Choral Ensemble Winter 1988 Chem 226 Organic Chemistry II Chem 227 Organic Chemistry Lab CompSci 380 Computer Science II CompSci 384 Advanced Programming Languages: Introduction to C Programming Econ 202 Principles of Economics II Fall 1988 EECS 270 Logic Design CompSci 480 Computer Science III: Data Structures Hist 306 Ancient Israel Math 312 Applied Modern Algebra Winter 1989 CompSci 381 Assembly Language Programming CompSci 476 Foundations of Computer Science Hist 467 The United States Since 1933 Math 416 Theory of Algorithms Spring 1989 TechComm 498 Introduction to Technical Writing Fall 1989 EECS 493 User Interface Design Cl Civ 472 Roman Law CompSci 485 Principles of Programming Languages: Scheme, Math 425 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Winter 1990 CompSci 481 Software Engineering CompSci 489 Computer Networks History 111 Modern Europe RC 253 Choral Ensemble
In addition to the classes I participated in many extracurricular activities, including:
Computer Conferencing — I organized and ran several electronic conferences on the University's MTS mainframe system, including the public and private gay conferences. East Quad Congenial Bridge Club (EQCBC) — I was a founding member of the East Quadrangle residence hall's bridge club. Meeting each Wednesday evening, we'd form foursomes and play bridge, teaching each other how to play. At least one of the other regulars from EQCBC is now a regular player at bridge tournaments, so we must've done something right. Information Technology Division (ITD) — I worked for the University's Information Technology Division as a Consultant and as a Systems Programmer for 14 months. University Activities Committee (UAC) — I participated in UAC's College Bowl program, as a player my freshman year and as member of the staff my sophomore through junior years. University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS) — I wasn't a member of UMGASS but I attended their end-of-term show almost every semester I was there. This led to my love of G & S. Women's Weekend — Freshman year I provided the posters and artwork for the 1986 Women's Weekend seminar at East Quadrangle.