It turns out that the course selection book was right after all, and the situation was worse than I thought. I have to take NINE classes after this semester is complete. That means I can't graduate with my classmates in May. I'm pretty much all done with my General Education requirements, with the exception of some science and math.
I'm a Communication major, and this is what I need JUST to get my Associate's Degree.
Math 19 or 25
Statistics or Modern College Math
2 Behavioral/Social Sciences
1 Lab Science
4 Electives (out of the following)
CED 11 (?)
CIS 10 (?)
ECN 11 (Economics)
MAR 11 (?)
MAR 55 (?)
THE 16 (Theatre)
Each one of those electives is worth 1 measly credit.
The reason for all this?
In the beginning of my first semester, I had this advisor (who isn't the one I have now, she's great) who misadvised me to take Speech before my first program course, which I'm taking now. This caused a lot of hassle and last spring my actual advisor had to write a special note to the dean so I could do the program courses kind of backwards. This same thing happened to a good friend of mine, too.
Add to this that in my algebra class I had that same semester, I had a professor who hardly spoke any English. I ended up with a D in her course. I didn't find out until I was REGISTERING FOR SPRING CLASSES that I didn't have an average high enough to move on the next required math. So now I'm re-taking algebra, and that will hold me back too.
*Sigh* This is reason #4884065968 as to why I hate systems.
In other, more positive news:
I attended a MASSPIRG/Water Watch meeting. I signed up to do the education part of it. This means that my coordinator will develop a lesson plan for me to teach to kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. It sounds like fun and I want to become more involved.
That's all for now, kiddies.