My name is John, but I have always gone by Jared. I am looking forward to this class with all of you. This is actually my first online course and I am hoping that it is successful. I am from Fairbanks, but have been serving in the Navy for almost 6 years and I am now working to complete my Associates in Science.
When I joined the Navy in early ’09, I had plenty of credits in the ME program, but there was no AS offered at UAF and I was left with a lot of experience, but no certificate. Now that I have re-applied for UAF, I have found that this is the last class I need to complete an AS and I am SO EXCITED! I was also stoked to find out that the course I would be taking is World Literature because I am an avid reader. I enjoy reading every night before bed. I find it relaxes me and often brings pleasant dreams.
I hope to find great enjoyment in the reading assignments throughout the semester, which bring me propositions of great pondering and thematic collusion between writers of many eras. From the short list that I have viewed thus far, I am grateful that I will be reading some stories or epics that I had wanted or intended to read at one time, but will now be getting credit for doing so. I hope to expand my concept of common themes that bind humanity in morals that have spanned great lengths of time and bring us all to this point, where creativity is only limited by having no desire to seek it.