Required classes you don't like?
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|Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:42pm|
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,