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  1. I'd like to come back to this after my second week of graduate studies. (1) research interests =/= teaching interests. You might find that someone who did their dissertation on the history of early analytic philosophy is ready and willing to, for example, teach a course on Heidegger. They might even find it to be refreshing! (2) the analytic/continental divide is far more rigid some places than others, perhaps where people have an ax to grind. But I think it's a rather tiresome debate for some, and for others it really just reflects what they had the opportunity to read. Sometimes it's simply that someone has no experience in X, rather than being opposed to it. (3) it can be really enriching to enter a department of one sort from one of a different sort. You can quickly learn what it is you understand well and what you understand poorly, and how to communicate what you know to someone with a very different background.
  2. finding a part-time job. I'm starting to get pretty anxious about it.
  3. In all honesty, maybe a very good idea for a reason that might not occur to some: I just started an M.A. program and one thing I'm worried about is securing a part-time job. I specifically worked at a university prior to entering grad school so I'd have a more-or-less easy time getting a standard part-time university office job. That seems highly unlikely now, and I'm unsure of exactly what I'm going to do about it.
  4. If money is no object, Stony Brook's Philosophy & The Arts M.A.
  5. Yup! I'm so happy to be in an M.A. and not a doctoral program, so at the end of the day I am not so screwed if I decide not to pursue anything further.
  6. In my recent experience, you absolutely should do so for the CSU schools. The deadlines for non-resident tuition waivers may be months prior to the official deadline and I was admitted to my school long before the admissions deadline.
  7. I feel bad about this, because obviously it is rarely if ever the fault of the faculty. However, as far as M.A. programs go, I was told that CSU LA's GAships have been drying up in recent years. I chose not to attend, but it is obviously one of the very rare M.A. programs that covers the standard fare and someone like Deleuze so prospective students might want to ask about this development.
  8. I'm curious if anyone active on this board has taken this path, as I've noticed that quite a few graduates of the top terminal M.A. programs have entered law school and I'm curious about doing this myself.
  9. Thanks! I decided that I'm fucking doing it anyway. I think it will be a valuable learning opportunity in and of itself. I'm 99% sure I'm moving, too, because if I tried to move in the Winter... I don't think so. I'm thinking that even if in-person instruction isn't available, fellow students could work out weekly discussion groups at someone's home with proper safety precautions.
  10. Do you mean rent plus utilities or...? I wasn't seeing anything nearly that high. Of course, I'm fine with a 30+ minute public transit commute, so maybe that's why? I was seeing a decent number of options around the $1400 mark, but I was really hoping for cheaper. The only sub-$1000 lead I've found can't seem to tell me when I can actually apply, but I've applied to some places that are around $1300 and appear pretty solid. I want to find roommates eventually, but I'm almost 26 years old: I've had roommates for a long time now, nightmarish roommate situations like you would not even believe, and I've kept my rent low (and I mean low - my highest rent of all time was $400 a month) - I'm not risking shitty roommates when I've spent three years building my credit score, reading, and researching programs. If I was dirt poor, it'd be a different story. Are there any places that aren't in Long Beach but would be a reasonable commute? That's where I'm totally clueless. According to the posts I see on GradCafe, I've apparently never lived in a good neighborhood in my whole life and I love my parents' neighborhood to this day. But when someone says "bad neighborhood", I'm assuming they mean "someone can come up and mug you with impunity."
  11. one little last bump just in case...
  12. Let's be honest: how many schools have a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor who is proficient at teaching logic? I wouldn't imagine a low mark would hurt, if only because I'd think that at most schools a student who received an A+ in an introductory logic course at School X isn't necessarily all that more well-versed in the subject than a student with with a C at School Y. Every field in philosophy is so fucking broad. There are people in "subfield" A who read entire groups of people in philosophy and other fields that other individuals in said subfield do not read much at all.
  13. I'm really hoping it's worth it to move across the country to start an M.A. program online, because I don't know what I'm going to do otherwise.
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