*Vent*God please give me science classes over this any day!

  1. As most of you know I was an Art History Major (for one semester lol), and I am now switching over to nursing. Before that I spent 2 years trying to figure out what to do, and I took mainly core courses.

    Well I decided to take 3 Art history classes this semester and 1 literature class this semester. I am taking Egyptian Art, Roman and Greek Art, Roman and Greek Lit, and Renaissance to Modern Art. Argh humanities! Test time is always killer b/c each art class gives you 100 images, and you need to know date/artist/title/medium/location and you need to be able to talk about the image's style. So, I basically have 300 images to memorize for finals and only 10-20 are on each test.

    I have 4 papers due this week, 1 due next week, and sooo much reading to do! The paper I am working on right now is about the phenomena of Roman Empress Portraits... The paper has to be 10-15 pages long and I am having complete writers block. I really am learning a lot in these classes. I just am naturally better at math and science classes. I don't know what possessed me to jump into these heavy courses. They are high level undergrad/graduate classes. Don't get me wrong I enjoy art. I wish I would have taken a lighter humanities load. I wish this semester would just end so that I could start my summer courses!

    Is anyone else here taking courses not relavent to nursing that you just can't wait to be done with?

    Thanks for letting me vent. *sigh* Back to writing...
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   MB37
    I'm 27 and this is my 6th year in college (already graduated once) but I am taking Freshman English Comp II this semester. My original school required one 4 credit English course, here in Florida you take 2 3 credit courses. It's not hard like your classes, and my teacher actually thanked me for making an effort even though I obviously knew how to write, but there is a lot of homework and attendance counts into our grade, so it's taking up almost as much time as my science classes! Irritating...
  4. by   Pumpkin1621
    Quote from MMW37
    I'm 27 and this is my 6th year in college (already graduated once) but I am taking Freshman English Comp II this semester. My original school required one 4 credit English course, here in Florida you take 2 3 credit courses. It's not hard like your classes, and my teacher actually thanked me for making an effort even though I obviously knew how to write, but there is a lot of homework and attendance counts into our grade, so it's taking up almost as much time as my science classes! Irritating...
    Yep! I have to retake English this summer too. The English I took didn't transfer. I am also taking Biology again this summer. I previously took Biology for non-science majors, so it doesn't count. That is the bad thing about transferring. Oh well, we will be done soon... (THANK YOU LORD)
  5. by   3rdgenRN2B
    I had to take an english class last summer....it was called Great Books and I actually thought it might be interesting....now I'm just glad that it's over...

    Anyone have to take public speaking? I'm facing taking it this fall and I'm not too excited about it....I'm pretty shy...
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from 3rdgenRN2B
    I had to take an english class last summer....it was called Great Books and I actually thought it might be interesting....now I'm just glad that it's over...

    Anyone have to take public speaking? I'm facing taking it this fall and I'm not too excited about it....I'm pretty shy...
    I was terrified of "Public Speaking" but it turned out to be one of the funnest classes EVER!!!!! I had such a great teacher who had a great sense of humor and made it fun. It's been over 10 years since I had to take that class, I have a presentation tomorrow in my psych class and I am NOT scared to speak in front of all those people. It's made a great difference to take public spaeking. You will do great! Good luck
  7. by   prmenrs
    If you have to take extra classes, I strongly recommend a foreign language, whatever one is predominant in your area. Spanish is extremely useful, French is better in some areas.
  8. by   gahnosah
    hey..
    its okay.
    take a chill pill :spin:
    Im actually a Fine arts major getting ready to apply for nursing school.
    sOoo on top of all my 3 classes which require min 4 hr a week of lab/studio time i' have to slowly start the application process for the nursing schools.

    Since my school works on a semester system, I have 3 research papers due by the end of this month ( all 13-15 page project), + other studio projects that are all due oh and of course gettin ready for finals. I am currently taking 3 studio classes, 2 upper division gen ed, and 2 extra online classes in phil/pol sci.

    soOo...dont worry.
    you'll get thru this week.
    theres lots of others out there in the same boat! =) good luck. after this week go do a victory dance.and prepare for the next!
  9. by   Jilaweez
    YES...I am taking a non-western art and a humanities class. Saved those for last thinking it would be easy. I am having one of those weeks too. I have two micro tests this week (lecture and lab because teacher took a day off to go skiing so they are crammed together). I also have to write a 8-10 page paper for humanities, I about fell out of my desk when that was assigned. I am having a hard time picking a topic as we have absolutely no direction (the one I did pick, my teacher said we will not get to that in our class since we fell behind in lecture). I am going out of town this weekend, so trying to prepare for that. I am hoping to settle on a topic and start researching before we leave on friday so maybe I can start my paper during the 6 hour road trip I am about to take with my husband and four lovely children. I still have to get a new bathing suit...ugghh. And the icing on the cake...I am sick! It seems like every semester there is one week where everything comes down on you all at once...this must be our week.

    On the upside, they always pass and when they are over you never have to go back!
  10. by   br107
    Oh yeah I can totally relate. I have a Bachelor's in an unrelated field and nearly finished a minor in psychology before I decided it wasn't worthwhile. The point is I have many social science classes under my belt. But the nursing programs dont want to waive the sociology and lifespan psych requirements for me. Sociology is such a waste of time in my opinion and lifespan psych is somewhat a waste of time (for me). I enrolled in soc and dropped twice two semester in a row because I couldnt take it. Lifespan I enrolled in once and dropped. So I still have to take both. It's torture knowing I have to take them. EASY CLASSES but ugh!!! Hopefully I have the patience to knock out at least one of them during summer school.
    Last edit by br107 on Apr 11, '07
  11. by   GeneralJinjur
    My Children's Literature class is a thorn in my side. I love the subject and shouldn't have any trouble with it, but when it comes time to write my weekly paper, I am bitter about wasting my time. While I can see the use in Sociology and Ethics, I am not getting much out of either of those classes. Thankfully, they are easy peasy.
  12. by   sockmonkey70
    Wow it's nice to see I am not the only art major getting a degree in Nursing as well. I actually have two art histories and senior exhibit to take next semester to finish of my Graphic Design Bachelor's degree, in conjuction with my last pre-req class for clinicals. Should be an interesting semester.
  13. by   hillebrandt8
    see if ou can take it online like I did. Hillebrandt8

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