Expanding horizontally, not atrophying vertically

A good day today, as the grad chair allowed me to skip the “Research Methods” (really: statistics) class, which is a vertical knowledge domain where

a. i don’t care
b. i know it already
c. going to class would interfer with every college student’s dream of having a three day weekend

so instead i’m taking “human cognition and instruction,” an astoundingly fascinating class is horizontally very useful

also i’m naturally typing in lowercase now — what’s up with this?