Prerequisite

  1. I have to take American Literature, US History 1 & 2, State & local govt, & developmental psych. Can anyone tell me about the course load in these classes? I have been taking classes one at a time but I would like to start taking two at a time if possible.
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  3. by   Purplish
    I have taken all of these except US History 2. I just finished the 8 week US History 1 and would not recommend taking this class with any other classes. There is a lot of writing in this class and you are basically on thier timeline with very little wiggle room. There are a total of 15 topics and you cover 2 topics per week. The first topic of the week opens on Sunday and closes on Wednesday. The second topic opens on Wednesday and closes on Saturday. Each topic has a discussion and quiz that is due by the time the topic closes. In between these you have map exercises, document worksheets, a power point project, a group wiki project, and a final essay. All these things open and close on their timeline so there is no working ahead. I often found myself waiting for something to open on my days off and then playing catchup to get it done on the days I worked. Very Frustrating Class. I work nights 84 hours per pay period so I had no social life during this class. Work, sleep, and study.

    I took State & Local Gov right before US History 1. There were 5 exams, 10 discussions, a powerpoint presentation,and a research and application paper. You could work ahead on all of these and get the class done early if you wanted. I finished the class early and still had a life outside of school and work.

    The other 2 classes I took when they were still 5 week classes so I can't be much help with those.

    I am only taking one class at a time because I want to have time for family and friends. I also want to get something out of the classes I take and not just scrape by. I am taking all my general ed classes first and then the nursing classes. My last general ed class is Art Appreciation starting June 4, then I will take Nursing A & B with the August 13 start date.
  4. by   Quest4sure
    Thank you for responding. I didn't think History would be that hard. Guess I won't double up.
  5. by   MarkG
    It really depends on the course, some you can double up and some you can't. There is a lot of busy work involved and deadlines you have to meet. If you have a job, family, and other obligations, it might be hard to get enough time to complete the work. I only have work to contend with, so I powered though all my prereqs and maintained a nice gpa.

    Another thing to consider, there are a lot of high gpa people applying, so be careful in balancing your class load and maintaining a high average.
  6. by   koolestkat
    I'm enrolling soon - would you advise taking these classes, History, etc else where before enrolling at UTA?
  7. by   koolestkat
    Quote from Quest4sure
    I have to take American Literature, US History 1 & 2, State & local govt, & developmental psych. Can anyone tell me about the course load in these classes? I have been taking classes one at a time but I would like to start taking two at a time if possible.
    Did you start your prereqs yet? I'm just getting started and expect to begin in August. would appreciate your knowledge.
  8. by   Quest4sure
    I'm in my second week of American Literature now. It's not as horrible as I thought it was going to be.
  9. by   Meriwhen
    I'm taking U.S. History and State/Local History together. So far so good on both classes, but I have to read and/or do work every single day to keep pace.
  10. by   suzieQRNstudent
    What did you think of US History? I am taking it now and I am 1 week in and finding it to very time consuming! I am worried about what is on the exams and how to study for them! Any tips?
  11. by   Meriwhen
    Well, I ended up taking Federal Government over the summer and postponed US History until this semester. I'm also in week 1/2. So far so good. It is a lot of work but I find that working on it daily makes it manageable. Not sure how I'm really doing though, as the first test isn't until next week
  12. by   Quest4sure
    I think I'm going to take the rest of my pre-reqs online at Houston Community College to save a little money.
  13. by   suzieQRNstudent
    Yay I know someone in my History Class. I am worried about the first test. There is a ton of info and I'm not sure what to study or how to study. Any ideas?
    Suz
  14. by   Meriwhen
    I'm focusing primarily on the study guides--I figure they provided them to us for a reason.

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