What Classes You Couldn’t Care Less About Teach You

Published January 27, 2012 by jrm17

Since I don’t have many sociology classes this semester (Ick! But I’m working on the whole Communications major thing) and since I don’t have my favorite professor (April and I miss you!), I don’t plan on actually learning much that will interest me or that I will ever want to bring up in conversation…However, a week back at school has taught me a few things….a few useless things that I haven’t actually been taught by any of my professors.

First off is that being a double major and in the Honors program doesn’t translate into college getting easier as you go on.  I’ve had 4 days of classes (6 classes total) and 2 of those classes are only 1 day a week…and I’m already behind.  I’ve spent the entire past week doing nothing but homework (Thank you all upper level courses.  I didn’t actually enjoy having a life or anything).  I’ve been reading like nobody’s business.  You want to know about communications law, death and dying in ancient Egypt, the impact of computers on society, the script for Little Miss Sunshine, quantitative social research, or how to write a good screenplay…yeah, I probably can’t tell you anything but I swear I’ve done the reading.  Here’s some advice for future Honors students at my college (Okay, it’s more of a warning):  Your Senior Seminar professor will have readings required for the first day of class and the book will not be in the bookstore and she will not have posted the syllabus that said it but you will be responsible for these reading and the next week’s prior to class (And when she says that they are all only like 2 pages–what she really means is 30 pages a piece about Osiris and the path of the Sun and some other stuff I have no interest in learning).

The second thing I have learned is that not all professors actually like when you try to engage in a debate with them.  Maybe it’s because we are very much encouraged to do so in both of my departments and in the Honors program that I’m used to my opinions and arguments being respected but my Computer Science professor isn’t such a fan of this.  We were discussing SOPA yesterday and I kind of fought with him.  All I wanted to point out–with the idea that there’s no such thing as bad press–is that sometimes pirating benefits the person whose material is being downloaded because it is free publicity to the downloader’s friends and, therefore, they could make money when the friends buy the material legally.  I was apparently wrong.  Very very wrong.  He also told me that me and all my fellow students were terrible people for posting videos on Facebook (and in my case this blog) because we are violating copyrights.  The artist did not intend for the material to end up there.  Okay, dude, we aren’t claiming it as our own work and we are usually supporting/encouraging whatever it is we post.  I’m not so sure artists are going to be mad at us for that.  And I’m not so sure I’m going to enjoy this class.

This one is kind of in conjunction with the previous one.  When it comes time for advising and registering for classes, pick someone near your own intelligence level to ask for recommendations (This should be read as don’t pick the most freakishly smart friend you have and listen to him).  If you don’t heed this advice, you will end up like me in the Computer Science class.  I’m not saying it’s going to be hard.  There’s really nothing profound and groundbreaking about the impact of computers on society if you ask me (Okay, so maybe we’ve talked about this kind of stuff in terms of the media so I know a good portion of it).  What is going to suck is that this professor is very condescending to those of us who aren’t CompSci majors and we are all wrong in every aspect of everything (I don’t handle being told I’m wrong very well when I know I’m not).  It would behoove you to err on the side of caution and ask your friends who aren’t super smarter than you and probably stick with those who you’ve had class with before.  You know how they handle classes and they know about you.

Law is nothing to be studied in the morning is also something I’ve come to learn.  I adore the professor who teaches my

class.  She is one of my favorites and normally I love any class I take with her.  But there’s something about listening to law at 10 in the morning that is enough to send me straight to unconsciousness.  And I’m not the only one.  I watched the guy next to me sleep for over half the class.  The girl in front of me shopped the entire time.  And one girl I’m pretty sure came in pretty drunk.  What was I doing?  Well, the occasional text was sent but I was taking very detailed notes in a pathetic attempt to not fall back asleep (Okay, I kind of wanted to fall asleep during my Political Trials class last semester and that was at lunch time.  Maybe there’s a reason I’m not a Law and Society Major.  Or maybe , it’s bad timing and a professor I didn’t like last semester).

Okay, this one’s nothing new but you tend to gravitate toward your own kind in classes (It’s that whole sociological thing about us sticking with cohorts where we see similarities between us and the other members).  The Computer Science class I’m taking is a requirement for all students so basically none of us actually care about the topic.  Therefore, when you look around, you can pick what major each person is.  I’m with the Sociology/Psychology/Social Work crowd.  There’s like 4 of us and a few other people we know (Yeah, our departments are all squished together since our school’s small).  The Education people are in the same row but on the other side of the room.  The actual Science people are behind us.  The unknowns are in the front row.  But it happens in classes within your major as well.  You see, I’m stuck with a bunch of people I don’t know in Law because I decided to sit with my Speech class buddy from last semester.  I’m with my other girls from that class (and the boy we’ve adopted to give us some diversity) in Screen Writing.  I know my other friends always sit with the same group and judge all the others in their classes as well (Yeah, we talk about everyone behind their backs in the CMA but my SOC family includes like everyone in the department.  Again, we’re really that small).

I’ve learned some other stuff that isn’t all that important in my whole four days back and I’m sure I’ll learn other useless information.  Hopefully, this semester is going to get a little easier as things go along.  Who knows?  Since my friends are around just about never when I am, I might even pull off some stellar grades thanks to studying out of boredom and being too lazy to carry around my laptop.  Loneliness might turn out to be a good thing after all.


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