College is supposed to be a fun time. In a way, it’s the calm before the storm of real life. At least that’s what the movies make us think. It’s really not. College can be a fun time, but to balance that fun, it is also a stress filled time in your life, as well. The reason it becomes so stressful at time is largely due to the following college classes you love to hate.
1. Foreign Language
Unless you’re a foreign language major or you anticipate going into a field where you will have to be fluent, there is absolutely no reason why you would ever need this course. It’s ridiculous that so many majors require multiple semesters of it. That’s like getting a job at a car parts factory and having to take a training course in cleaning teeth.
Ugh… I hate stats so much. There will never be a time in my life where I will need to learn how to compute statistical percentages long hand. Unless the sky falls and I find myself in a post apocalyptic wasteland, I will ALWAYS have a computer, and in that case I will have much bigger problems than figuring statistics. This is definitely a college class you love to hate. Double ugh!
3. WR Courses
Courses that require you to write things that you don’t care about are really hard to grasp. There is no reason to write a ten-page essay on the effects of the Magic Bullet Theory or anything else of that nature. If you can’t write well enough to express yourself by college age, you should think back to your high school at what you creative writing teacher taught you.
4. Classes with Professors Who Take Themselves Way Too Seriously
We’ve all had a professor like this. Ok pal, you wrote the textbook… that’s great. Without your knowledge, there wouldn’t be any college classes for those of who are trying to further our studies. Seriously, though. Be humble professors, and your students will respect you so much more for that.
Like foreign language, this is another class that not everyone needs. I realize that you only need a basic introductory class, but let’s face it. Do you really remember that endless vocabulary list even the next semester? Unless you’re going into that field, you know everything about biology that you need to know from an early age. Those are the essentials, and once past that, it makes a college class you love to hate.
6. Anything Scheduled before 11 a.m
Early classes ruin lives. College students commonly stay up half of the night studying, partying, and hanging out, so early classes are easy to fail. Getting up at 8 a.m. three days a week to hear lectures on the state of government and politics in this country is just too heavy for breakfast time. During that time, we need to be fast asleep preparing for classes that have a more appropriate time slot.
7. Classes outside of Your Major
Everyone has to take the basic, but the basics can become one of the college classes you love to hate. Do we really need ALL of these basic courses? Weren’t the previous twelve years of school supposed to teach us the basics? Why can’t we just go straight into the courses that make up our major so that we can get out onto the job market and start making real money sooner? Someone needs to address that badly!
College classes you love to hate can make learning hard and college life tedious. For every great college class there are a few that really grind your gears. What were yours?
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