What is the most useless class you've had to take? - page 2

Ok, just curious what classes that you have been required to take that just make you ask WHY? I am taking American Government right now and I am so bored. And if I get one more person ask me why I... Read More

  1. by   cpgrn
    Algebra - not required I later found out. Did nothing but make me suffer. My advisor thought it would help out with nursing math! Not!
  2. by   ava'smomRN
    A reading elective course. it was very boring but easy so i really cant complain plus it brought up my gpa
  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    i don't recall having a complete useless class. philosophy was boring but i did get a few things out of it.

    my most off the beaten path class was a theater class i took as an elective. even though it didn't pertain to nursing, i believe it helped me learn to be a little more outgoing. so not a complete waste.

    unless you consider the fact that i've always been an outgoing person anyway. :chuckle
  4. by   Mkue
    Psych 101 was definately boring, I liked Abnormal Psych and Human Growth and Development Psych.

    Christian Ethics (had to have a religion course at this college), the course wouldn't have been so bad if a different Prof was teaching it.

    Sociology (another Ph.D) he was actually very tough and made the course tougher than it needed to be.

    I enjoyed English Literature, it was a lot of fun, took it on a Saturday morning of all times, the instructor was great, made it worth getting up on a Saturday.
  5. by   MRed94
    Chemistry. Have NO clue as to what in the H*** I was supposed to be learning. The prof was a MS in Chem, and was a paper mill chemical engineer, trying to teach a bunch of nursing students about atoms and other miscellania.......never did get it. Extra credit papers gave us all A's, when most of us actually FAILED all the tests.....Go figger.....
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    the least class for me was, american lit. i do believe, if i had not had a full course load, i would really have enjoyed it better, or would i.
  7. by   Angelica
    Algebra. I'm taking it now. hate it hate it hate it
  8. by   nursbee04
    It's a toss up between speech and my personal favorite, Freshman Experience. Both were 8am classes, too.
    Speech was the most humiliating, but freshman exp. was the most boring.
  9. by   baseline
    Human Sexuality. I thought my life experience should have passed me thru with an "A".
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  11. by   Love4Me
    I cannot remember the name of the class (it was 10 years ago)...OH YEAH...UGE 100. We got to learn about our library. We literaly had to search for books on the computer and then go and find them. That was a pretty easy A, but a waste of money.
  12. by   AppyHorseFan
    i would have to say there are two useless classes i've taken since returning to school (and they were both taken at the same time). the first was art appreciation, that was required. the instructor was very boring. during lecture he gave us hints on how to remember what artist did what particular piece of art. then come exam time, he would show the slides and say, "remember, this artist did this" or "it was not so-and-so or s-and-so" and that left two choices, you had a 50-50 chance of getting it right. at the end of the semester, i was so burned out, i didn't go to this particular class the last 2 weeks before the final. missed the final review, came in, took the final, and made a 95. well, at least it helped with the gpa. the other useless class was a phys. ed. class that was required. i was 35 y.o. at the time, and just could not see what a phys. ed. class could do for me at the time. i was physically unfit and a 4 month class was not/did not correct that. i will admit that as the semester went on, i did begin to feel better. i did drop a few pounds during the class, but once the class was over and i was no longer lifting weights, or exercising, the pounds came right back on. but it too helped with the gpa.

  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Science & Culture in the Western Tradition. This turned out to be a world history course which should've been called "Catholic Bashing Throughout the Ages". I'm not even religious, but I was patently offended by the tone of the lectures and the films we had to watch, which essentially blamed the Church for everything that had gone wrong since the middle of the 2nd century. I ended up getting an A, even after refusing to attend class for the last 4 weeks out of protest. I did it with a killer term paper
    arguing FOR the Church and the positive things it has given civilization (thank God this was a number of years ago, before the pedophile-priest scandals broke). So it was with some satisfaction that I learned that the course had undergone some retooling, including a change in instructors, after that particular term. Of course, I'm not so conceited as to think *I* had anything to do with that........

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