Join Date: Sep 2009
Thanked 5,103 Times in 2,220 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
I was a History Major but I had a few gaps in my schedule that I needed to throw some courses in to meet extra liberal arts requirements on top of what I needed for my major. I took a couple American Studies classes. One was literally titled The Study of Food. Not the history of food. Not the chemical composition of food. Just the study of food in American culture. We would spend an hour a day, 5 days a week, talking about food in modern culture. My homework assignments involved writing about food. On the one hand it was nice to throw in a cream puff class to pad the GPA since some of the more serious history classes were very difficult. They involved 50 page-plus term papers on obscure subjects that required extensive research, and which ended up getting picked apart with a fine toothed comb. On the other hand I knew it was one of silliest waste of time I have ever taken part of. Both the class and the program area seemed like made-up BS, a dumping ground for people who didn't want to take challenging classes or be made to focus on a major that required too much effort. I had a full scholarship so it was not on my dime. But I would have been pissed if I paid tuition and I knew some of it was used so some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge could have a job teaching college level courses about his personal whims.
BRING BACK BAD DAD CAMRY club member # 1
Last edited by eharri3; 11-28-2012 at 02:58 PM.