This semester I find myself teaching a new course for the first time in a long while. That is to say, I've taught before but have stuck to the same class for a number of years. And, so long as we're on the subject, that course has traditionally been thought of as dull.* This semester I am teaching a new course and, while I'm ironing out snags involving excessively difficult readings and uneven lectures, it's going okay.
The best thing, though?
The best thing is that some of my students seem really interested and it gives me a chance to talk about some fun stuff. I mean, orgasmically fun material.
Today I managed to end up talking about the Kardashev scale.
In a sociology class.
I. Love. My. Job.* Seriously: not my fault.
Cross-posted over on Scatterplot.
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