Welcome, Guest
It seems you're not logged in
You can do that Here
Or Register
91.8 The Fan




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
Mollybibbles

Tombé, Pas de bourée, Glissade, JETÉ!!
 
Mollybibbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chi-Town, IL
Posts: 405

Rep Power: 120
Mollybibbles is on a distinguished road
Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

So some friends and I were discussing the derpiness of some of our courses and how deliciously useless they will be to us (Harry Potter Mythology? This is a thing, I kid you not).

Last semester I muscled my way through Philosophy of Art and Criticism. Worst. Class. To date. I thought it was going to be useful, yet I retained NOTHING! (Bad mix of bad professor, language barriers, tedious subject matters and "what is art" discussions)

The absolute best class I've ever taken ever is a tie between my British Literature class in high school (best excuse to read all the best books) and the History of Science (oh, Copernicus, how I admire you) and Mesopotamian History classes (I now have an obsession with cylinder seals) I took sophomore year of college.

Middle school, high school, college, grad school, ect..What was the worst and best class you've ever had the displeasure/unbridled joy to sit through/sleep through/take over class discussions in?
______________________

Mollybibbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
Leviathan Mist

大好き.
 
Leviathan Mist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In a pineapple under the sea
Posts: 632

Rep Power: 117
Leviathan Mist is on a distinguished road
Re: Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

Not counting my middle school Algebra class, which was awesome exclusively because of the teacher, my favorite class thus far in College has to be either Business Law or Intro to Business. I have only taken 2 terms in College though, so I'm bound to change my mind on this :P
______________________
This message paid for by the Mist Foundation for a Better Radio Experience, and brought to you in part by Renku.

Leviathan Mist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
Kanashimi

Moe Maid
 
Kanashimi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 2,857

Rep Power: 667
Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND! Kanashimi is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND!
Re: Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

I love history though can't say how useful it is in real life really. It just makes you aware of different cultures, past mistakes, etc.

My worst class that I have yet to use today was algebra. I've never used an x or a y in a solution since, and I probably never will.
______________________



Kanashimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
nerdwerld

Raptor Writer
 
nerdwerld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Muncie, IN
Posts: 287

Rep Power: 0
nerdwerld is meh
Re: Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanashimi View Post
I love history though can't say how useful it is in real life really. It just makes you aware of different cultures, past mistakes, etc.

My worst class that I have yet to use today was algebra. I've never used an x or a y in a solution since, and I probably never will.
When you study history in the collegian level it is a problem that history doesn't really fight into real life scenarios. This is a problem with historians, but I feel we do the world a service by analyzing sources, and then checking if they can be used. This goes across the board, since the main job of a historian is to criticize the sources.

I love Asian studies classes which include Asian history, religion, philosophies and cultural classes. I'm a history major, and I generally like all history, not just of the Asian variety.

However when it comes to math, and the hard sciences that deal with that then I am out of my range completely. I have always struggled with math, and to an extent grammar which is what I struggle with in Japanese so much. There are some instances of English grammer I can't wrap my head around, let alone Japanese grammar.
______________________


nerdwerld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #5
moonhawk81

Wandering Witch
 
moonhawk81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 685

Rep Power: 123
moonhawk81 is on a distinguished road
Re: Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

I've always loved history--I was the only non-history major inducted into Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary) at my college--but my favorite course ever was Milton. (Yes, I was an English major, and--long ago--even an English teacher!) As for mathematics, I failed freshman algebra three semesters in a row. . .
______________________

moonhawk81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
Bargain Gamer

Fan
 
Bargain Gamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 148

Rep Power: 110
Bargain Gamer is on a distinguished road
Re: Best/Worst Classes Topic :D

My favorite class would probably be a three way tie between "The Philosohy of South Park", "Japanese 102", and "Philosophy 201" The South Park one was a winter course that I took by itself and was both a lot of fun and also extremely informative, as the professor broke his hour+ lessons into watching an episode, discussing the episode for about 15-20 minutes and then showing us what philosophical lessons the episode was imparting upon us without our knowledge. The reason I selected Japanese 102 is because the professor I had for that class was quite possibly the single greatest professor I have ever had. I actually had a hard time adjusting to higher level Japanese courses just because the professors were such a let down after working with him. And Philosophy 201 simply because it was so damn thought provoking: do robots have the ability to become truly sentient? Do animals have souls? What is a soul anyway? That was a course I would love to take again, just to have the interesting discussions again.

As for the worst class I ever had, it would probably come down to Chemistry 302. I. HATE. CHEMISTRY! One of the main reasons I switched out of the sciences is because I just couldn't deal with those classes. I would rather retake advanced Calc or Physics. Makes me angry just remembering it. >.>;

@moonhawk: I loved Milton. It was a great course in and of itself, the fact that it simultaneously introduced my to the professor I would R.A. for was just the icing on the cake. ^.^ Paradise Lost was such a fun book. I still remember writing essays about Satan as the protagonist and such.
Bargain Gamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:58 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.