Friday, January 4, 2008

Another Trip On the 23 Year Path to a Bachelor's Degree

The Winter semester for University of Michigan Flint begins on Monday. I will be taking two classes: Literature of Ancient Greece and Rome and The History of African-American Religion. The first one is my last reuired English class for my English degree. The second one is because I want to. I am trying to choose classes that will be interesting or will fit into what I think will help me if/when I go to seminary.
I've been back to work for two weeks now, so I guess I need to get back into the swing of school also. I'm looking forward to both classes. I have started reading one book from each one. So far, I've gotten through the intro for the Iliad. I hope the epic itself is more interesting than the intro. The one on Black Religion and Black Radicalism, so far is pretty good, but I am kind of disappointed that it is pretty much only talking about Christianity. I was hoping it would focus on Christianity but also more than just mention Islam and Judaism. I was also hoping it would touch upon other religions that are Earth-based, etc. I did find it interesting that Christianity was well established in Africa long before African slaves were brought to the Americas. Christianity was firmly established in Egypt in the third or fourth century. I never knew that. I had never really thought about it before. I'm looking forward to learning more.