This class sounds incredibly interesting to me, especially since one of my top career choices would be to teach at a university or college. I’ve wanted to take this class in the past, but it’s only offered once a year and I just never got around to taking it.
The problem (?) is that it’s a two month course (April and May) and sounds as though it will be very intensive. The class meets twice a week for two hours (in some cases four hours), plus there are online discussions, a ton of reading (they say 40 pages per class), assignments and a final exam. Marks are assigned as fail/pass/pass with distinction. The course would be included on transcripts, but it doesn’t affect the GPA.
I think this class would be great experience for me, especially if I end up applying to instructor positions. But, I’m trying to finish my PhD! Do I have the time and motivation to add even more to my plate?