Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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13 May 2009

I'm going to be a career college student.

Recently I've been posting more about my personal life, as opposed to straight politics, current events and my opinions of the aforementioned. I hope no one minds, not that I'll suddenly stop doing so if anyone objects.

I've begun the process of creating an ISP (Individualized Study Program), which will enable me to officially major in Political Science and History. I may even be able to change History to Middle-Eastern Studies, though I'm not entirely certain that I want to, as I'm rather fond of American history (with the exception of the Industrial Revolution and Reconstruction). Unfortunately, Communications (possibly Journalism) will be relegated to a minor, as I need five courses in two fields and four in the third. By the end of next semester, I will have two Political Science credits, possibly four in History (I'm debating adding Modern Middle East, as that will force me to take five classes, which apparently is rarely accepted here), and three in English.
While my Political Science adviser-to-be is encouraging me to create an ISP, my History adviser-to-be seems to be encouraging me to stick with co-concentrations and a few Communications courses.
I suppose my main concern at this point is not only what will make me most marketable, but also what will least affect my GPA negatively. Also, I want to be able to continue my education and earn a Master's degree as quickly as possible, so I still have at least another four years of schooling. And while, freshman year of high school, I would have said that that's quite a bit of time, I've recently realized that four years will pass far more quickly than I'd like (and perhaps in some respects, a lot more slowly than I'd like).


  1. Could you teach American History at some level after college is through? It may be a good back-up, in case the political endeavors don't go as planned. It's always good to have a back-up. And, as I've said before, I hope you continue in some aspect of journalism, b/c you are definitely gifted in that area.

  2. I would need a teaching certificate. If I ever taught, it would be at the college level. Unless I taught kindergarten.