Course Enrollement Advice?

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pontificator
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Course Enrollement Advice?

Postby pontificator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Currently I am enrolled in a fairly difficult economics course.
It is the last course required for the economics minor, and requires a fairly high level of calculus.

I do not have a very strong math background, so I am nervous that the course (which is worth 4 credits) will hurt my GPA (3.83).

I have several choices, and several questions.

Choices:
-Drop the class and forget about the minor
-Drop the class, take calc II, and retake the class later
-Take the class now, work hard, and get what I get (presumably I will be able to muster at least a B)
-Take the class now as pass/fail, then retake it for a grade later so that I get the minor
-Take the class now as pass/fail and don't worry about the minor

Questions:
-Would it look terrible to have taken the class twice, once as pass/fail (I assume the answer is yes)?
-Should I actually care about getting a minor in economics?
-What would a prudent adviser such as yourself recommend?

Other notes:
-Lets assume I want to work a year or two before law school
-My major is an interdisciplinary politics/philosophy curriculum
-If I did retake the class, I would get an A, which would bolster my GPA since it's a 4-credit course
-I go to UVA

Thanks.
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tourdeforcex
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Re: Course Enrollement Advice?

Postby tourdeforcex » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:53 pm

Choices:
-Drop the class and forget about the minor maybe.
-Drop the class, take calc II, and retake the class later no.
-Take the class now, work hard, and get what I get (presumably I will be able to muster at least a B) maybe.
-Take the class now as pass/fail, then retake it for a grade later so that I get the minor what. no.
-Take the class now as pass/fail and don't worry about the minor maybe.

Questions:
-Would it look terrible to have taken the class twice, once as pass/fail (I assume the answer is yes)? not terrible, but strange and might warrant an explanation.
-Should I actually care about getting a minor in economics? depends on your major. is your major dance or is it something real like physics? okay i see this answer below. i'd say don't worry about it. your major seems real enough.
-What would a prudent adviser such as yourself recommend? don't worry about it. no need to minor. keep that GPA up. rock your LSAT

Other notes:
-Lets assume I want to work a year or two before law school your prudent adviser agrees with this.
-My major is an interdisciplinary politics/philosophy curriculum what is this?
-If I did retake the class, I would get an A, which would bolster my GPA since it's a 4-credit course let's keep the positive thinking in the playground.
-I go to UVA

pontificator
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Re: Course Enrollement Advice?

Postby pontificator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:02 pm

tourdeforcex wrote:-Lets assume I want to work a year or two before law school your prudent adviser agrees with this.


Thank you, wise counselor.

The reason I mention this is it seems like having a minor in a more quantitative subject would help me get a real job during that period.
Yes? No?

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Samara
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Re: Course Enrollement Advice?

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:28 pm

pontificator wrote:
tourdeforcex wrote:-Lets assume I want to work a year or two before law school your prudent adviser agrees with this.


Thank you, wise counselor.

The reason I mention this is it seems like having a minor in a more quantitative subject would help me get a real job during that period.
Yes? No?

What kind of real job do you want? Probably at the vast majority of jobs geared towards a politics/philosophy grad an economics minor is probably going to be vastly outweighed by many other factors.




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