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

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

Postby ArkansasFan » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:22 pm

I took a myriad of useless crap and subsequently earned a B.S. in bullshit in December 2003; one semester early.

art appreciation...looked at slide shows since this was pre-Power Point, and the tests were like "who painted slide # 12?" usually never went to class. Got a C, and if you weren't artsy you weren't getting an A.

intro. to sociology....teacher just read from a crusty old legal pad everyday (literally) without looking up and her chin must have been fused to her sternum, plus all she did was recite statistics like "64% of the population is..." Got a B. heck with memorizing all her stupid statistics that she probably wrote up while Carter was president.

college algebra...what are integers again, and when do we use them? got an F the first summer session and an A immediately after in the second summer session. didn't care either way...still don't.

organizational theory and behavior...all I learned was the definition of efficacy, but holy effing cow what a hard ass class. in fact, all my business classes were freakin hard and unlike any other class I'd ever been in. Got a B and was glad to have it.

learning....still don't know the difference between operant and classical conditioning and really don't care to. Got an A.

intro. to social work...took as an easy A class; only male, and one of three white people in a class of 45 or so; all I can really recall was the teacher saying her daughter had just passed the bar. this was that class right after my snack time. Got an A.

criminology...theories of crimes, and there are a lot of theories; easy A, boring class. Got an A. became a cop a few years later after bailing on a gig I had as a teacher with an "alternative" certification. never reflected on that class to help me out. don't think it would've anyway.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:41 pm

Kohinoor wrote:The entire X major where X is substantially all classes outside of biology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.


I majored in 3 of those at some point or another, so imagine the kind of course I had to take. I think most of my gen ed. classes turn out to be a wast of time because I just found out I could have CLEP'ed out of them and got the credits.

I remember taking an into to religious studies class and asked a (pretty good, I think) question, the prof's answer was "well this is an introductory class and we don't look too deep into things."

Well they weren't all waste I guess since they keep the GPA up.

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

Postby moandersen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:42 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:1. Latin American Politics. Basically talking about how hispanic people CAN succeed in America. The entire class was a circle jerk of the hispanic students/the professor talking about how hard life is and how great they are at everything and how amazing their culture is. In Chicago where I am from I could maybe see their point- but I went to UofA in Tucson, Arizona...where the huge majority of the population is hispanic..so...


Chicago's Hispanic population is > 25%.....which probably equates to hundreds of thousands more in the chicago area than tucson. so im not quite sure what you are getting at.

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

Postby basicgrey7 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:15 pm

I got to have one of my BS classes waived. My advisor said that I would have had to taken bowling or ballroom dancing or I could get it waived. Later found out this prevented me from getting honors which is pretty ironic. You need so many hours to qualify and because I didn't take the BS class I didn't get it.

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

Postby Kretzy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:18 pm

Film Studies: The Opening of Japan and Demise of the Samurai.

18 days, 20 samurai movies. The final was true/false.

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

Postby Mr. Pablo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:28 pm

r973 wrote:
Unfortunately, my college only offers a general theatre major that doesn't allow you to specialize. As such, and actor like myself was forced to take Basic Stagecraft and Scenery and Lighting, neither of which I have a single iota of interest in. Not only that, but we used outdated drafting tecniques that nobody uses in the real world to do our design assignments. So not only was I learning about an aspect of theatre I didn't give a shit about, I had to learn obselete and rediculously tedious tecniques which were replaced by computers decades ago. And I'm taking them my senior year. I call bullshit.

What were your guys's most horseshit classes?


Wait, can we back it up? You majored in theatre and now you want to go to law school? I don't mean to be offensive or rude but that just sounds a little odd to me. Go for it if thats your ambition, but I think you will have an uphill application battle ahead of you.


1. My most bullshit class was either 'Paradigms in Physics' : a math-less course about the history of physics or 'Masters of Film": in which the prof showed Donald Sutherland films almost exclusively.

2. You can scoff all you want at the 'artsy' majors, but at theater and art schools you learn how to do some brilliant oral advocacy. Its all bullshit- but a good art school grad can make the bullshit look like edible gold.
edit: but you are right- it is an uphill application battle.

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

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:32 pm

Coffee.

We drank coffees from all over the world.

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

Postby pattymac » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:34 pm

Computer concepts for end users. Teacher got pissed no one would stay for the full lecture so she gave a " fake review" then a break them waited til after to give the " real" review for those who stayed (she told the ppl who stayed her plan the previous week). Needless to say, this idiot told the class to review the wrong chapters and subsequently all of them did poorly in a bullshit class about using a fucking computer. One of the questions was "what is a computer". She never taught at my undergrad again after that semester though.

I took intro to Internet online one year. Our final project was to make a website using HTML, which I knew how to do proficientlt since grade 6 (1998). The final was surprisingly really tough though and was all about the physical characteristics of the Internet and really technical. Still got a b+ which shouldve been an A had I not missed the first assignment that required us to search "Tom Trump Supporter Brady" on google and list the five websites that show up first,

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

Postby Kretzy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:43 pm

devilishangelrjp wrote:Coffee.

We drank coffees from all over the world.


This is for useLESS classes. Not awesomely useful classes.

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

Postby Luis Gomez » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:44 am

Kretzy wrote:
devilishangelrjp wrote:Coffee.

We drank coffees from all over the world.


This is for useLESS classes. Not awesomely useful classes.


I would trade my LLB for your Bachelors in World Coffee. (Just in case you are interested in practicing law in Mexico)

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

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:51 am

Not so much BS or useless, but waste of time wise.....

3rd semester spanish

re-learned some stuff i learned in high school, which i subsequently forgot, and have not really used since.

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

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:51 am

Luis Gomez wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
devilishangelrjp wrote:Coffee.

We drank coffees from all over the world.


This is for useLESS classes. Not awesomely useful classes.


I would trade my LLB for your Bachelors in World Coffee. (Just in case you are interested in practicing law in Mexico)


I wanna take a coffee class

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

Postby bannanagram » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:06 am

ughOSU wrote:I think MiamiU-OH used to have a "Broomball" class my friend was telling me about. I can't imagine how intellectually stimulating that must have been.


I took that class senior year. They recently started a broomball league at the ice rink near my place here in DC, so perhaps it will end up being a valuable life skill. In retrospect, I should have taken the Vineculture class.

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

Postby englawyer » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:31 am

i took a fluff course called aircraft design. you would think impressive-sounding high-level engineering courses are harder, but the only way you are going to be able to "design an aircraft" in one course is to fluff-ify the process. it mostly involved a few key equations, Lift/Drag ratio, etc. very fun course, even if i don't now feel qualified to start an aircraft manufacturing company.

much easier than the core sophomore/junior courses in my opinion!!

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

Postby kinch » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:37 am

Introduction to College Athletics

I actually liked this class a lot, but HOLY SHIT how did I get a B+ in it?

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

Postby Cleareyes » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:42 am

erniesto wrote:Nature Photography and also Statistics


I wish wish wish that this was a single class with that title.

As for me, it's a toss up between badminton (which I'm still terrible at, by the way) and intro to American Politics which was taught at the level of a 6th grade civics course. The final had questions like "What are the three branches of the federal government?" This was at an Ivy League university.

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

Postby Membulldog » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:57 am

HORSEBACK RIDING. Beat that, I dare you.

God love a Mississippi education.

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

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

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:12 am

thestoryends wrote:"Music, Mallets and More:" an honors seminar class where one exam was an original score performed on a recorder.


I think as a rule any course title that ends with "and More" just has to be a BS class. I mean you're never going to hear of "Comparative Foreign Policies of Post-Soviet Governments...and More!" class.

Although it sounds fantastic.

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

Postby BenJ » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:16 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
thestoryends wrote:"Music, Mallets and More:" an honors seminar class where one exam was an original score performed on a recorder.


I think as a rule any course title that ends with "and More" just has to be a BS class. I mean you're never going to hear of "Comparative Foreign Policies of Post-Soviet Governments...and More!" class.

Although it sounds fantastic.


"...and More!" classes are required by law to have alliterative titles, so they're sort of limited in what they can teach, anyway: only subjects that can be construed to start with the letter "M".

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

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:17 am

BenJ wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
thestoryends wrote:"Music, Mallets and More:" an honors seminar class where one exam was an original score performed on a recorder.


I think as a rule any course title that ends with "and More" just has to be a BS class. I mean you're never going to hear of "Comparative Foreign Policies of Post-Soviet Governments...and More!" class.

Although it sounds fantastic.


"...and More!" classes are required by law to have alliterative titles, so they're sort of limited in what they can teach, anyway: only subjects that can be construed to start with the letter "M".


"Monkeys, Marbles..and More!" You try to teach monkeys how to play marbles basically. The "and More" usually refers to cleaning up after them.

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

Postby TTH » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:54 pm

Creative Writing: Prose Workshop, a semester's worth of reading and (admittedly) writing crappy short stories.

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

Postby pleasetryagain » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:20 pm

Cleareyes wrote:
As for me, it's a toss up between badminton (which I'm still terrible at, by the way) and intro to American Politics which was taught at the level of a 6th grade civics course. The final had questions like "What are the three branches of the federal government?" This was at an Ivy League university.


lol..hope you didn't pay sticker.

for me.. every single one of my classes was "useless" (outside of MicroEcon) in that I learned nothing I didn't already know. I could have learned everything better on my own but then what would my ignorant teachers for a living? I always loved fucking with the braindead profs/other students in my sociology/philosophy classes so I guess they were useful in that regard.

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

Postby J-tow10 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 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.



Haha, I know people in this class right now...

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

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:44 pm

undergraduate research training workshop.




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