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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:15 pm

My dad's an accountant and he does very well for himself, it can lead to a wider range of jobs then you'd think... You can get a job in every field for example which has some variation on what you do, for example my Dad has worked for the NHS, various Charities, a newspaper, a water company and even a local sweet shop. My uncle has an accountant qulafication and now runs a board games consultancy business. :lol:

I wouldn't knock it, its a solid career which the need for isn't diminished by recisions :).
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Liufeng » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:54 pm

Well, I'm doing Philosophy, with everyone (including my brother) asking the same question : What are you going to do with that ? Ironically, it was my mother who told me to do that, because she knew I like that. Maybe there's not much future, but at least I'm happy.
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Catalyst » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:31 pm

Do what you love, Liufeng, and don't let anyone turn you away from it. You'll be a lot happier in the long run.

As for me, I'm currently plunging into the wonders of elementary real analysis for my math major, Latin as my language, American Conversations (a sort of history/literature study that runs for 4 semesters and is fun/easy), and Intro to Political Theory, which is severely tempting me towards starting up a political science major along with my math major.
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:56 pm

I don't mean to derail the thread, but I'd like to ask you all a question: What's the maximum number of classes do you believe yourself capable of taking on in any given quarter? I'm going to be upping my course load in the near future, but I don't want to end up collapsing in a great big ball of academic fire, muttering "It was just thirty credits, they said" while I serve you guys your burgers.

I'm only doing two right now, because I knew one of them was going to end up kicking my ass from day one, but I've taken a max of four.
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Lady Wu » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:03 am

I took 30 credits (5 courses) per semester when I did my undergrad, and for some reason I had all this time to run extracurricular clubs, volunteer outside of school, take music lessons, and play like 6 hours of Civ2 a day. And somehow stayed on the Dean's List every year. But going back to school over a decade later, I'm now struggling with 3~4 classes per semester. Maybe because I'm old now. Dunno.

Quarters might be a bit different since they are more condensed.
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:07 am

Our system is different to ours. We have to do 120 credits a term which is split into two semesters. So I have to do 60 credits and at the moment that means I'm doing 5 modules. Which comes to 11 hours of lectures a week plus reading (yeah right :lol: ).
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:02 am

Ours were roughly 1 credit = 1 instruction hour/week (labs, tutorials, etc. are extra). Actually I made a mistake---it's 15 credits a term not 30 (you need 120 to graduate), so that's 15 hours of lecture/week plus labs and stuff.
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Tarrot » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:51 pm

TooMuchBaijiu wrote:I don't mean to derail the thread, but I'd like to ask you all a question: What's the maximum number of classes do you believe yourself capable of taking on in any given quarter? I'm going to be upping my course load in the near future, but I don't want to end up collapsing in a great big ball of academic fire, muttering "It was just thirty credits, they said" while I serve you guys your burgers.

I'm only doing two right now, because I knew one of them was going to end up kicking my ass from day one, but I've taken a max of four.


Through college I averaged over 20 hours of class per week, plus a job. I'm currently managing 10 hours of class a week + a job that takes up 8 hours a day. If I didn't have to work, I could probably handle 7-8 3 - 5 hour a week courses, as long as I could space out my papers so I don't have 4 due in a 2 day period. --
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Da Chao » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:33 pm

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I'm only taking 3 classes this semester: Math, English, and Sociology. The only reason I can get away with doing that little is because I go to a community college, and if I saw fit, I'd only have to take one class. But I'd never finish.

I couldn't even take Psychology, my major, because by the time I was allowed to regester, all the classes were taken. I feel unproductive. :(
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby ROTK-addict » Mon May 02, 2011 6:59 am

Biomedical Science but that still can't top my love for ancient Chinese studies :D
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