The other day we had a student come in who was interested in exploring English as a major. Being the resident English alumna, my co-worker directed the student to me.
We’re currently in the middle of fall registration. He sat down to look through some of the introductory English course offerings.
Student: How about Realism and Romance?
Me: Well, what do you want to know about it?
Student: Did you take it? What was it about?
Me: Well let’s see what the course description says…
<Course description: Realism and Romance.>
Student: Well what is ‘realism’ exactly?
Me: Mmm…mmm…I remember there was some reading in that class.
Student: Thanks a lot.
Apparently the class was very memorable.