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Poll results: Which one class would you enroll in?

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  • Microeconomics 202

    12 27.27%
  • Badminton 108

    8 18.18%
  • Calculus 201

    1 2.27%
  • Non-Western Music Appreciation 110

    5 11.36%
  • Women and Religion 240

    7 15.91%
  • Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems 413

    0 0%
  • Intermediate English Composition 221

    7 15.91%
  • Introduction to C programming 180

    4 9.09%
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Thread: Non-required College Courses

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Non-required College Courses

    Scenario: you are a first semester college sophomore with no major declared. You have no idea what major you will declare, so any course you sign up for would purely be for your own information, enrichment and enjoyment. Given the above choices which course would you be most likely to enroll in?

    You will note there is no 'other' option provided and are limited to only ONE choice.

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    Regardless of what I've done in my career, a better idea of microeconomics would have been helpful. The most interesting one is Women and Religion, but I'm thinking of a useful course.
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    Intermediate Composition. Something to ace.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Non-western music appreciation is the only one there that would interest me although I did take a bowling class to help satisfy a PE requirement so badminton is probably second. Microeconomics? No way, that's just nap time. I'd rather have a Macroeconomics course where I can get a full night's sleep.
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    Micro was the most usefull class I took in college. This includes my planning and management/administration classes.. It gave me a clear insight as to how things actually work in the real world. Marginal return on investiment is an great tool in understanding how people make decisions, both financial and personal.
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Micro was the most usefull class I took in college. This includes my planning and management/administration classes.
    Duh! Of course, if you include planning and management/administration classes!
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Ceramics my friend!!
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    Intermediate English Comp... might be some of those hot smart chicks--you know, with the librarian glasses and such. They'd be thinking I was some sensitive type interested in expressing myself through the written word.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    Intermediate English Comp... might be some of those hot smart chicks--you know, with the librarian glasses and such. They'd be thinking I was some sensitive type interested in expressing myself through the written word.
    I was wondering if any guys would provide that line of logic....You know there'd probably be 95% women enrolled in the 'women and religion' class - many of them probably pursuing degrees in women's studies. Maybe you could get into some spirited debates with them about patriarchal hierachical dominance or the significance of the Unitarians on Susan B. Anthony....

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    Going to have to go with Microeconomics since it is applicable to nearly everything in life. English Composition was a close second since you can never write too well.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Non-western music, please.

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    I would go with Badmiton 101, because then the girls would play with my shuttlecock.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    I wasted my college years taking elective courses in subjects like philosophy and history, instead of concentrating more on required courses like Programming in Fortran. Just think of where I might have ended up with those skills.
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    I think programming would make my life easier today. And you could always be the creepy IT guy at the office. What more could I ask for?
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    I'll take Non-Western Music Appreciation for $1200, Alex (and hope I get an Audio Daily Double...)
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    I wasted my college years taking elective courses in subjects like philosophy and history, instead of concentrating more on required courses like Programming in Fortran. Just think of where I might have ended up with those skills.
    Damn those punch cards to hell . . .

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    I picked Women and Religion because I was single when I started undergrad and what better class to meet nice wholesome girls in? (Or some crazy Wiccans?)

    When I finally graduated with 2 degrees, I had so many extra credits from electives that sounded interesting that had I just organized them a bit better, I could have had a third degree. (Perpetual Student has always been my dream job)
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    Sorry, but NONE of them sound that interesting to me.

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    None of those is appealing to me.

    Actually, and I'm hoping I'm not stepping on any toes, but I can't fathom being a sophomore and not having any idea what you want to major in. truly I can't. I never considered nyself a very focused person, but I knew what I wanted to do when I applied for college, and I got done in four years.

    College is expensive, and not knowing, by the start of sophomore year for cripes sake, what you want to major in is a huge waste of time and resources.
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    Badmiton 101. any class where you have to wear sneakers and shorts is my kind of class.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Micro economicsthen I could bore people even more than I do now

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I would go with Badmiton 101, because then the girls would play with my shuttlecock.
    You sure? Ever see a young lady using a badminton racquet whacking away with all her strength on a shuttlecock? Well, unless you're into that type of thing.



    Me? I had a vineyard management and development class. That was very useful.

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    English, cuz youz can neva right two well...

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    Applied Anatomy? That was what I'd tell people I was majoring in. Some got it...some didn't
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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