What is the most useless class you've had to take? - page 4

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   PennyLane
    I have two: Freshman English, which I was required to take as a sophomore when I transferred to a different college. Of course my advisor didn't mention that I placed out of it from my high school achievement tests. The teacher acted like none of us knew how to put a sentence together. We went over punctuation, how to write a research paper, what a thesis is, etc. I wrote my first term paper in 7th grade!! I got an A, which luckily got me out of Senior English. So maybe the class had some use after all.

    The other useless class I took was "Math for Elementary school teachers" back when I was considering getting a masters in Education after I graduated college. It was about numbers, what they mean, and how to do math. Most of the women in that class had no idea about math--it was such bullshyt and I didn't learn a thing. (I'm a math/science girl myself, took Calculas in high school. Yeah, I'm a geek.)
  2. by   researchrabbit
    Education in the American School, required for anyone who wanted a teaching certificate. A complete waste of classroom space.
  3. by   maire
    Philosophy, without a doubt. I got absolutely nothing out of the class, didn't retain diddly squat, and couldn't even tell you what the name of the professor was.
  4. by   kats
    Mine was Philosophy also. I was looking forward to taking it as I had started to take it once before but had to drop it when we moved. What made it so useless was my teacher. His name is Beloof and he is an idiot. All he did was come to class and talk about how great he is, how he is agnostic and thinks anyone who isn't is stupid, bring in Dave Barry columns, cartoons, etc. and just basically boost his own ego. After a few classes, I even stopped bringing my notebook as there wasn't anything important ever to write down. The only things I learned were what I learned from my own research for the required papers. I have even warned other people to avoid him. I have even been told that his speech and writing classes are just as useless. My lab partner in Microbiology this semester has him for 2 classes right now. I feel so bad for her.
  5. by   vettech
    Originally posted by TeresaRN2b
    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 am taking this for nursing I am going to scream? My answer is I guess they want me to know how to be politically correct, lol. Ok, so what's your thoughts.
    Toss up between Technical Report Writing and my humanities elective (which I haven't picked yet but I can't see any of the choices as useful save perhaps Intro to Ethics.)
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    Chemistry. I know it was supposed to teach us stuff for nursing since it is geared for nursing students, but I got absolutely nothing out of this class.
  7. by   TX Guy
    I Dont understand why Humanities is required for my ADN RN but Medical Terminology isn't.

    Dont get me wrong-- I appreciate the arts, but my AAS in Business didn't even require Humanities.

    AAAARGH - impatiently working through pre reqs.

  8. by   elusive
    Development of Self... how many times can you see the same theories blah blah blah i hate it....
  9. by   MIKEY LIKES
    I once took a class in junior college on the subect of "How to take classes in college."

    Step one....go to class
  10. by   CJStudent
    Nursing History.................snooozzzeee!
  11. by   BadBird
    PE, a complete waste of time and money
  12. by   RNAbby7712
    Philosophy....Oh how I hate Aristotle and Plato.
  13. by   MrsK1223
    I would have to go with Algebra too...haven't taken college algebra yet but other lower algebra classes....have to have it for BSN and I totally dread it. I CAN'T GET IT!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!