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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    I need to pick up a class

    What should I take? All my liberal arts classes are done, and I'm working on the hard sciences. I registered for 3 classes totaling 12 credits. I'd like to pick up one more class, but not something that is stupid hard. So what I have is Chemistry 1, Trigonometry, and Historical Geology.

    I'm thinking meteorology, astronomy, something fun. I hate writing so any sort of English class is not fun...

    Other ideas?

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    Boy, I'll say you need to pick up some class...

    Wait, what?

    Ohhh, I see. I've always heard that pottery and welding are fun. Though probably not at the same time.

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    Organic chem or microbio...oh, wait, you said fun.

    Astronomy might work.

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    I'd like to take something I can use. Welding is fun, but I don't have a welder, I don't plan on getting a welder, and if all goes according to plan, I won't ever work at a place that has a welder ever again. And pottery? Something that would be fun for a class, but I wouldn't keep it up.

    Second question. How crazy would I be to add a 4 credit Biology 2 class to that list?

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    Why would you pick up a class if you don't need to... what I mean is, use the time you have to do even better on the classes you do have, rather than picking up another class that you don't need.

    I wish I followed this advice when I was in college.

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    I dunno, 12 credits is the minimum, and I feel weird taking that few.

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    Take a general music class. At our college we had a few music classes for people who knew nothing about music. They were very popular, easy, and always totally full.

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    Eh, I mostly took the minimum (but I was also working nearly F/T and in campus clubs) Filled in ex credits in summer/winterm and got out in 4 years.
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    Pottery is kinda addictive. Nice part about pottery vs. welding is that when you are done with Pottery, you will have some pieces to treasure forever. Not always so with welding. Welding I just have some random pieces of metal with splattery beads that I keep meaning to make a neon sculpture out of but haven't. If you take a welding-for-artists class, that might be different, however.

    There are a bunch of artsy things that would be fun because it may be your only opportunity to do so. Glassblowing, metal casting, etc. Of course, not all schools have a program in it.

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    Music history/appreciation would be good. Before opening the thread I was thinking of suggesting astronomy, and you had already thought of that. Meteorology sounds good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    What should I take? All my liberal arts classes are done, and I'm working on the hard sciences. I registered for 3 classes totaling 12 credits. I'd like to pick up one more class, but not something that is stupid hard. So what I have is Chemistry 1, Trigonometry, and Historical Geology.

    I'm thinking meteorology, astronomy, something fun. I hate writing so any sort of English class is not fun...

    Other ideas?
    Is there a course dealing with designing experiments? I had one that was offered in the Psych department, and the class was pretty interesting, not especially hard, and has actually been somewhat useful in the 27 years since I've graduated.
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    Never take 3 science classes at once if you can help it.

    One quarter i took Biology, Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology all at the same time. Sure it was a 15 unit load but it was more like 21 hours a week since each class had a lab once a week which lasted 3 hours...

    I did fine but i was pretty stressed.

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    music appreciation might be a good option, then.

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    Take some time and explore your options. Classes you would not normally consider...Golf, Angling, softball, Art appreciation, pottery, a music class (guitar?), fashion design? Don't laugh at that last one, some of the hottest chics on campus will take those courses.
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    oh, I like the guitar idea

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    Advanced Quantum Physics is a fun class.....

    a wee bit math heavy, but that's just part of its charm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Advanced Quantum Physics is a fun class.....

    a wee bit math heavy, but that's just part of its charm...
    I'm at a community college, Tom... I'm not sure they offer that...

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    A caveat about astronomy -- there may be a lot of physics and math involved. Astronomy at my university was offered through the physics department and was a pre-req for astrophysics courses, not exactly learning the constellations or astronomy as a hobby. Check the syllabus first if you can.

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    I would totally do the geology one

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    I would totally do the geology one
    Those three are the ones I'm already registered for.

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