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Old 06-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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So, MT.nutters, I'm about to have to finalize registration for the quarter. Looks like Fall Quarter is going to be a regular calc/physics/and one other class which has to be a bullshit humanities. I'm trying to take a 101 that fulfills the bullshit requirement.

So far, I have options of "Women's Studies" and "Indian Studies". I'm thinking Women's Studies would be superior, but throw me some ideas.

P.S. I want to stick with 101-level, and not take some bullshit 300 or 400-level course just to be able to enter my Master's program.
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"Wagon burning" or "curry eatin" indian?
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On a slightly more serious note, I vote "Indian Studies" because I assume its American Indian related. I work with the tribes weekly and I can never hear enough about their way of life prior to "assimilation". I can go on and on about cool facts.
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Why the hell isn't there a "white man" studies? No women, minorities or feel-good bull, just an honest look at the contributions of white men throughout history. I am so sick of being made to feel that being a white male in America is somehow supposed to be evil or something to be ashamed of.
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On a slightly more serious note, I vote "Indian Studies" because I assume its American Indian related. I work with the tribes weekly and I can never hear enough about their way of life prior to "assimilation". I can go on and on about cool facts.
Feather-not-dot Indian, so you have the gist.

Downside is after a bit of research, it's for a degree that is only offered to native americans (wtf? srsly!) so that bodes poorly for prospects. Women's Studies it is. As a bonus, Women's Studies only meets three times a week.
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I would caution against taking any sort of Women's Studies class unless you want to find yourself changing Subaru Forester brakes all semester.

Have you looked into the possibility of a Human Sexuality class or something of the sort? Those classes always draw out good looking girls.
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Ah, humanities.

Have you already done any Classics courses? At my school those involved Greek mythology and Roman history. I think Myth107 was my favorite humanity ever.

Art is humanity. Take a beginning drawing class or something?

English is usually also considered humanity. Creative writing is fun and easy and so are the chicks in those classes.

To finish my BS, I took Art History. I needed just one humanity that last semester, so that's what I chose. I loved it. You look at paintings all day in class and then identify them on tests. My mind works that way, so I got As.

Anything's gotta be better than women's studies. Unless you drive a Forester already.
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You seem like you would be perfect for a "World Religions 101" or "Comparative Religions" type of class. How are there are only those two options available? Just schedule or pre-req conflicts?
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Unfortunately, the class is to fulfill a retarded "Gender and Cultural Diversity" requirement my previous degree did not possess. This means classics are right out.

I could take a class on 1877 to the Obama Administration: African American History, but that's about as close to what were suggested that are valid for the requirement.

Unfortunately, the only 101 classes that fulfill the requirement are Intro to Indian (feather-not-dot) studies , Intro to Chicano Culture, and Intro to Women's Studies. The rest are 300 and 400-level courses which I'm not particularly interested in taking for obvious reasons. I mean, I could take a 400-level Gay Lesbian and Bisexual culture. I own a Miata, it must mean I'm an expert at it!

Scrappy, I'd love to take a class like that, but unfortunately it does not fulfill the requirement.

Pushy, that's great advice. Unfortunately, those classes don't fulfill the requirement according to the registration site, which makes me very sad in the pants.
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do the injun studies even if it is only for injuns
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do the injun studies even if it is only for injuns
I'll be /trying/ to give that a shot then Pushy since both you and Hustly recommended it.

It conflicts with my physics IV course, but I /may/ be able to shuffle things around.
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are classes currently in session? you're working on your fall schedule, right?

if classes are in session at the moment, I would recommend visiting one of the current lectures, both to get an idea of the demographic of the classes (perhaps the most important) and what the work looks like.

best of luck.

oh, and try to have sex with at least one girl before you graduate.
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are classes currently in session? you're working on your fall schedule, right?

if classes are in session at the moment, I would recommend visiting one of the current lectures, both to get an idea of the demographic of the classes (perhaps the most important) and what the work looks like.

best of luck.
Yeah, not driving for 3 hours one way to observe a damn class Pushy, but thanks for the tips.

I do think this req is incredibly stupid though, it's a total waste of a class.
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Yeah, not driving for 3 hours one way to observe a damn class Pushy, but thanks for the tips.
have you ever used ratemyprofessors.com or w/e that site is? sometimes you need to weed through the bullshit to find honest reviews but it's a good resource

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I do think this req is incredibly stupid though, it's a total waste of a class.
that's what I said about microeconomics (yes, Joe Perez, I had Mark Rush)
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have you ever used ratemyprofessors.com or w/e that site is? sometimes you need to weed through the bullshit to find honest reviews but it's a good resource
Well...

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(Professor) was very nice and helpful, she didn't want anyone to fail her class. She gives great feedback ans expects participation. She doesn't expect anyone to necessarily agree with her views just show that you actually comprehend the material. Go into the class with an open-mind and put effort into your assignments and you will do great.
That's what it says about this class/prof on there. I think I picked the right one.

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that's what I said about microeconomics (yes, Joe Perez, I had Mark Rush)
It's ------- retarded.
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thanks for the link to rate my professor, from what i have browsed. the reviews are just about spot on. good luck with the bs humanities, i just finished 2 of 2 and hated every minute of it. easyish classes depending on the professor, just tedious and easy to sleep in.
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It's ------- retarded.
forreal. I don't think I even learned anything in that class other than how to cram as much info as possible on a single note card.
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i thought that u were a working professional bleen?

i say that all those classes suck. consider it to be entertainment because it aint worth $hit.
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i thought that u were a working professional bleen?

i say that all those classes suck. consider it to be entertainment because it aint worth $hit.
Being a working professional now precludes someone from being able to go back to school to get an advanced degree, Faefae?
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Being a working professional now precludes someone from being able to go back to school to get an advanced degree, Faefae?
what am your advanced degree blean?

also what are your profession?
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