A minor problemWed Apr 08, 2009 13:02 (UTC -5)
Last semester, I found out that I had to take 15 credit-hours’ worth of “interdisciplinary electives,” with two options: “all courses must be at the 3000 level or above in the same area (advisor approval required)” or “all credits must be applied toward an official … minor.” Well, I know what that means. I’m taking up a minor. In my studies, I mean. You know.
I have thought about it a little bit, and I’ve decided to minor in business. It seems pretty interesting and not too incredibly difficult. (I think business is stereotypically considered an easy major and a backup for pre-law students who are failing their pre-law classes.) With a business minor, I’ll be taking such classes as microeconomics, accounting, marketing, and other stuff. Five classes, five semesters remaining: it just works out well.
Actually, the minor offers a choice between microeconomics and macroeconomics, but I’ve already decided which class I want to take. For micro, the lectures are taped and posted online, so you don’t actually have to go to class. I overheard my roommate watching many a micro lecture last year, and I have to say… they were funny. The professor makes his lectures entertaining, mainly by engaging in a neverending mock feud with the unseen videographer, whom he simply calls the Director.
Coursetopia saved me a lot of time that I otherwise would have spent making lots of spreadsheets. It currently only has class schedules for UF, FSU, and Rutgers, so if you go to one of those schools, check it out. The service is free, and you don’t have to register unless you want to save your results for later.
Anyway, my cool schedule. I’ll have no classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays. On other days, my first class starts at 9:35 and my last one ends at 2:45 (3:50 on Mondays). Not bad. I don’t know what I’m going to do with my two free periods in a row, though, since I’ll be living off campus. I could probably go back to my apartment between classes, but I don’t know if it would be worth the bus trips. I’ll have to ask my apartment-dwelling friends how they’ve tackled this question. Hey, apartment-dwelling friends, how have you tackled this question?
In the meantime, I’ll have to get the signatures of the deans of the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration to get this minor approved. Hopefully it won’t be as much of a hassle as changing my major seemed to be.
For those who thought that we already know everything about our past, this will come as a big surprise: the discovery of mysterious stones in Turkey in 1994 has changed the way we think about human history. (Via The Presurfer)
Apparently, it’s common for rock drummers these days to keep a consistent beat by drumming along to a click track. Some guy analyzed the time between beats in various songs to see which drummers used a click track. (Via waxy.org)