Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

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Luis Gomez
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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby Luis Gomez » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:02 am

scionb4 wrote:
Redelicious wrote:Sexual orientation and gender studies.

It was like studying myself. Quite honestly it is weird to have a straight professor talk about the "gay life style". He was so proud of knowing about this underground life through his research, and I was still hangover and sore form experiencing it last night.

I did get an A- and hooked up with at least 6 other students.


Yuck.


I believe this man earned his A.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:19 am

Luis Gomez wrote:
scionb4 wrote:
Redelicious wrote:Sexual orientation and gender studies.

It was like studying myself. Quite honestly it is weird to have a straight professor talk about the "gay life style". He was so proud of knowing about this underground life through his research, and I was still hangover and sore form experiencing it last night.

I did get an A- and hooked up with at least 6 other students.


Yuck.


I believe this man earned his A.


Lol!

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:28 am

Redelicious wrote:Sexual orientation and gender studies.

It was like studying myself. Quite honestly it is weird to have a straight professor talk about the "gay life style". He was so proud of knowing about this underground life through his research, and I was still hangover and sore form experiencing it last night.

I did get an A- and hooked up with at least 6 other students.


I'm pretty sure free hook-ups are the only reason anyone ever takes classes like that. (At least, that would be my only incentive.) Someone should inform the professor that this topic merits a scientific study.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby SpaceDawg » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:32 am

Math-powered Flight. No joke.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby Compaq1984 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:29 am

"Action Methods for Stress Management"

Took this required BS class while studying for my LSAT and ironically it proved to be a HUUUUGGGE source of my stress...

Ridiculously stupid assignments and a course taught by a true woodstock hippie...

Gotta B-...... :evil:

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby Compaq1984 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:47 pm

scionb4 wrote:
Redelicious wrote:Sexual orientation and gender studies.

It was like studying myself. Quite honestly it is weird to have a straight professor talk about the "gay life style". He was so proud of knowing about this underground life through his research, and I was still hangover and sore form experiencing it last night.

I did get an A- and hooked up with at least 6 other students.


Yuck.


+1

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby lovethelaw88 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:09 pm

I'm currently taking an Intro to Christianity class. It would have been ok, but the professor is DUMB....like I've seen smarter toaster ovens. She makes us do BS reading for class and ALL we discuss in class is the reading. We learn NOTHING. WTF is the point in doing the reading if that's what we talk about in class?

Every time I try to draw out something profound...she looks scared. I once brought up Durkheim and she looked like she wanted to run. I don't think she's ever read Durkheim...and she's a professor of religion.

It's such a waste of my time. I've taken to painting my nails in class.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby TheReignmaker » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:13 pm

Auto 101. Took this class because I could and I wanted to learn basics of maintaining my own car. Bunch of terminology and part-identification. No hands-on anything. I got an A through memorization, but I still know nothing about cars.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby jcl2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:46 pm

umichgrad wrote:"Dinosaurs and Other Failures".

also, Anthro 101, where we decided people are different b/c some got left on ice bridges when pangea exploded.


You must not have done well in Anthro 101.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby SwollenMonkey » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:40 pm

James Bond wrote:"Math" and "Foreign Language" ring a bell when thinking of "horseshit classes I hated"


Morphology. Super-hard course that I took with no prerequisites and passed with a C. Of course it killed my GPA.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby scionb4 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:21 am

You know, I change my mind. At least in the theatre class I mentioned I leaned how to weld and build stuff. In this Judicial Process class I'm taking right now, which in my dumbass mindset I thought might be beneficial for law school, we're learning about the "theory" on the environment of the courts. From a guy who isn't even a lawyer himself. What a crock of bullshit.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby kalvano » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:34 pm

Every math class I took.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby crazycanuck » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:39 pm

Operations management

It's about running a factory... the mid term was hard as hell too. I got 85-95 on the other 4 mid terms, that one I got 65% on, brutal. I got 10 of the last 12 multiple choice wrong.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby zozin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:49 pm

Political Science & History major... learned the same crap over and over again, except the professors chose different books.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby basicgrey7 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:58 pm

crazycanuck wrote:Operations management

It's about running a factory... the mid term was hard as hell too. I got 85-95 on the other 4 mid terms, that one I got 65% on, brutal. I got 10 of the last 12 multiple choice wrong.

+1. I took that class with the most boring professor ever. One hour and fifteen minutes of him reading off powerpoints in a monotone. His tests and quizzes were crazy hard and we were allowed a full sheet of paper. Scrapped by somehow with an a, but not really sure how I did it. Learned nothing.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby englawyer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:55 pm

basicgrey7 wrote:
crazycanuck wrote:Operations management

It's about running a factory... the mid term was hard as hell too. I got 85-95 on the other 4 mid terms, that one I got 65% on, brutal. I got 10 of the last 12 multiple choice wrong.

+1. I took that class with the most boring professor ever. One hour and fifteen minutes of him reading off powerpoints in a monotone. His tests and quizzes were crazy hard and we were allowed a full sheet of paper. Scrapped by somehow with an a, but not really sure how I did it. Learned nothing.


sounds like a cool class actually. ahh i miss my math-y days.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:02 pm

"Field Equipment Operation"

This was a fancy name for "Tractor Driving." It was taught by a walnut farmer named Jim. We didn't really have to go to lecture, just to the lab. This was in a field. In that field, we learned how tractors worked then we drove them.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby legallybound » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:09 pm

"Introduction to Viticulture and Onology"

Not stupid, but awesome. Basically, we listened to our professor lecture for 2 hours, then tasted wine for another hour. The perfect pre-game for a Thursday. Best of all, our tuition covered the class :D

Added bonus, we got drink wine more expensive than I would normally buy ($30-50/bottle). Yum. I think this class summed up my last semester.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Ipsa Dixit wrote:"Field Equipment Operation"

This was a fancy name for "Tractor Driving." It was taught by a walnut farmer named Jim. We didn't really have to go to lecture, just to the lab. This was in a field. In that field, we learned how tractors worked then we drove them.


UC Davis?

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:41 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:"Action Methods for Stress Management"

Took this required BS class while studying for my LSAT and ironically it proved to be a HUUUUGGGE source of my stress...

Ridiculously stupid assignments and a course taught by a true woodstock hippie...

Gotta B-...... :evil:


Randomly bad grades = suck.

From one semester, compare the grades of these two classes:

Advanced Econometrics and Forecasting: A
Democracy and Socialism: C+ pre grade appeal, B- post grade appeal

WTF?!

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby scifiguy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:22 am

UF Gators wrote:I took Intro to Dinosaurs and Intro to Leisure. I cant believe those classes cost money.


THIS IS A CLASS?

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:06 am

I literally laughed out loud at the fact that you just necro'ed this thread.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby outsidethescope » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:37 am

I took a class that was supposed to be a practical criminal justice course -- all we did was watch season 1 and 2 of The Wire.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby JJ123 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:57 am

I had a finance class in which we watched incomprehensible "trading strategy" videos from the internet. We submitted no work, had no exams, and the professor (last semester before retirement) literally told us we didn't need to show up anymore halfway through the semester, and that everyone was getting an A.

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Re: Most BS, useless, waste of time undergrad classes you took

Postby nickb285 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:00 am

It was required that we take two science classes. I selected "World of Dinosaurs" and "Does ET Exist?" Both actually turned out to be fairly interesting classes, but given my UG habits I think I went to each class maybe 5 times (plus the field trip for the dinosaurs one).




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