TERRY: Have you decided what you are going to take next semester?
LISA: Well, I'm an English major, you know.
So I came here to make sure I'm taking the right things.
TERRY: Good. I think it's a good idea. Our department should require meetings like this.
LISA: I want to finish my degree in four years.
So I don't want to forget to take classes I need.
I have a friend who has to stay in college another year. She didn't know until recently.
There were some classes she needed to take to graduate.
She didn't know about them.
TERRY: Yes, that happens.
LISA: I brought my transcript from my first year.
Here. And here is the list of courses I plan to take in the fall.
TERRY: Alright. Good.
I see you've already taken six credits of your breadth requirements.
You have one botany class and one chemistry class. And political science.
So that's nine credits. Did you take English Composition 201?
LISA: No, I don't need to. I took Advanced Placement English in high school.
So I'm not required to take composition.
TERRY: Excellent. I see you have the 18th century poetry class for next semester.
And the modern novel class. You haven't taken a Shakespeare class yet.
LISA: No, I thought I would take it later.
TERRY: Actually, I recommend you take Shakespeare sooner rather than later.
LISA: Well, I suppose I could cross out the 18th century poetry class.
I have to see when the Shakespeare class meets.
TERRY: Let me look at the timetable.
Shakespeare meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 AM.
LISA: I can take it then. I have that time slot free.
TERRY: Good. I recommend it. Shakespeare is of course enormously important.
We want our students to take the class as soon as they can.
And Professor Friedman is an excellent teacher.
LISA: I'll take it then.
TERRY: Tell me, Lisa, what made you decide to be an English major?
LISA: I want to be an English professor in the future.
I love studying literature, and I want to teach it.
TERRY: Really? That's great to know.
LISA: That's the reason I want to finish my B.A. in four years.
Because I know I will be in school a long time.
I want to start the M.A. and Ph.D. program as soon as possible.