Required classes you don't like?

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Required classes you don't like?
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:42pm
Hi everyone, thanks again for the warm welcome! I'm really glad I found you all, it seems like a great group!

I am wondering how you deal with classes that are required for your major/degree but that you just don't like, or that you don't think are relevant. My major is Adult Education (AdEd), but at my school AdEd is in the same department as Family Education (makes sense to me), Agricultural Education (well, OK), Business and Votech Education (OK), and Human Resources Development (???). Almost EVERYONE in the department is an HRD major, I have yet to find another AdEd M.A. major like myself (or even an AdEd Ph.D.). Since there are so few of us, we have to take a lot of the same core courses as the HRD majors. One of these classes is Organization Development. I am taking it right now and it's not as hard as I thought it was going to be. But I have found NOTHING that is relevant to me, my major, or my future career. It is so frustrating to be spending so much money and time on a course that I don't feel is at all relevant. Everyone else in the class is a human resource professional or a consultant running their own business. They are all very nice but their outlook is far different from mine, since I'm going to probably work in public education with low-literacy adult learners. I just don't know why they are making me take this class!!

Anyway, I just had to vent. I guess I don't expect anyone to magically erase this course from my requirements (if only!! :-), but I wonder if any of you have had similar experiences?

Thanks for listening,

Hillary

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 11:45pm
Hi Hilary,

I think I can somewhat understand, I'm currently in my "core" classes for my marketing degree, but sometimes I'm stuck asking myself why I have to take Contemporary Amer. Society. I've only got a year left, well a little over a year, I hope.


Amy

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 2:20am
I'm a marketing/business education major and I hate having to go through my princples of cte classes and my co-op classes because we cover the same topics extensively in my major classes. It's a waste of 6 hours every week. The two classes are much more focused on adult ed and tech ed because at our college they don't have the extensive program that I have.
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:00am
I totally underestand! I am taking American Government this semester, blah. Why I need it for an associates degree in nursing is beyond me. I have not seen a nursing program require a political science class before. I am plugging along and almost done with it though.

Teresa

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:53am
I'm a history major and one of my required classes is Spanish (well, really any foreign language but I chose Spanish because it's practical in Texas) and I hate it. I have to have 14 hours of it---AAACCCKKK!! In Texas, Spanish would be helpful to know if I could be fluent in it. But here in Texas any 4-year degree one of the requirements is 14 hours of a foreign language. And why do I need 11 hours of science??? I only need 6 hours of english, math, and literture---so why should science be different??? But lucky me since I'll be over 25 when I graduate (I'm 26 now) I don't have to take any P.E. or band.

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Alexa

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 2:59pm
Don't even get me started!!! ahhh I know how you feel. I'm in school for nursing. One of the sciences I elected to take was Philosophy. Well I hate the teacher and I have to sit there and listen to him talk about his pigg headed ideas. I'm not joking when I say pig!! He is a jerk but we have to listen because the quizes are on his lectures. - JULIE
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 3:22pm
hehe, when I was in the hospital having my DD I often wanted to talk to my nurses about politics and philosophy, so I'm glad y'all will be prepared LOL....

Thanks to everyone for all the replies, it's so good to know I'm not alone!! I actually have it easier than some of you, at least organization development is somewhat remotely related to adult education....speaking of which, I have that class tonight, and it is SNOWING!! bah. NOthing worse then trekking across town in the snow (especially when it should be SPRING and warm!!)

Take care,

Hillary

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 4:02pm
I just get it all overwith as soon as possible, but I agree. why take classes I don't need? I just make sure that if I have an option, take classes that are at least somewhat interesting to me.

Take care, good luck, and once again, welcome!

Patti

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