students...what are you studying in school?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    or what is your favorite class or subject?

    in high school, my favorite class was marine biology and technical drawing for engineers

    in college, i enjoyed geology the most

    today, i take college classes for fun as a break in the week and on the serious end, i am chipping away at a commerce/business related computer science grad degree

    and when that's all done, i will probably start over in some other field anticipating boredom:D
  2. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    my favorite right now is my social studies class and my spanish III class. next year will probably be Spanish IV which i am taking.
  3. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    i'm real big in the social sciences.

    i just finished A.P. American History this year. I took A.P. European History and A.P. Human Geography.

    Next year I'll be in A.P. Economics and A.P. Government.

    I plan on going to the State Department after I graduate from college, so I'm on the right track.
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002

    focus on animation (further focus on computer animation)

  5. chibianh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2001
    working on my bs in engineering physics and masters in electrical engineering.

    it's never fun to do the work, but physics is my thing.
  6. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i am former cia and then former dod

    you are much too smart to work for the government/government slugs ;)

    you can make better bucks working private sector or as an entrepreneur

    i knew this guy, who while months away from his graduation from usc (with honors), voluntarily joined the marines in the early 70s as a private (after the draft was ended) and did several tours of combat in the jungles

    he basically felt guilty of his upper middle class upbringing and elite college pedigree so he decided to take the most undesireable/dangerous job in the country at the time...jungle fighter in southeast asia
  7. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    Re: students...what are you studying in school?

    US college: political science major
    at my german university (WWU münster): political science major, economics minor, public law minor

    I'm graduating from college this may (muharharhar, they transfered all my credits from home, so it only took me one year...), after that I'll continue my studies at home...
  8. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002

    i enjoy the writing and the more tech classes
  9. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I'm a sophomore in HS right now, and my favorite subject would
    have to be Computer Science. C++ is fun, despite being tough.
    My teacher said it wasn't the best language to start off on, but
    we are starting on C++ anyways. Next year is Java I think.
  10. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I'm a senior in HS, and I love my drama class and my government class.

  11. Pismo macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2002
    I'm a junior in college majoring in CS. I'm starting to get burnt out with all of the programming and the thought of working in a cubicle for the rest of my life scares me.

    I was watching LOTR Special Features last night and if I could do it all over again (and was somewhat aretistic), I would be doing computer animation and would want to work for ILM or WETA Digital if I felt like moving to New Zealand.
  12. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    I'm actually thinking about going to the Navy Reserve Intel along with the State Department.

    Yah, the private sector probably gets more money, but I have to learn the tools of the trade first right? ;) :p
  13. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    it's not like the movies

    when i was 21 i thought it was so cool to be doing russian spy/propaganda stuff but then i realized i could get killed really young..i had use of sports cars and unlimited air miles

    dod was a lot safer since i was behind a desk, but it certainly was not some tom clancy book

    the only thing i learned to do well was evade someone following me in a car and i used to trade notes with a kid whose dad was supposedly a pilot in the air force but was really a civilian spy working at some embassy abroad

    with a very few exceptions, the federal government does not like young, ambitious, competent, smart people because the entire federal government is a very liberal/socialistic system which works well with administrators and protocol, and lots of red tape

    seniority is rewarded, not merit so you have to "dumb down" considerably if in the service of the us federal government

    but as a whole entity with its millions of people, there is no stronger force in the world to be dealt with than the us pay your taxes...he he

    though i am a democrat, i almost became a republican when bob dole and newt gingrich called for reduced government spending and reduced waste

    and with the feds, there was plenty of that, regardless of the department:D
  14. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    I've been examining the job positions on the State Department website for a while now.

    I am highly interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer. Perhaps a possible political liason or something.

    Safety is a concern, but the State Department is more low key, less action than most government agencies.

    If I wanted action stuff I'd go to the CIA, sell my soul, and become a spy. ;)

    Besides, if I go ahead with my planned major of either International Business or International Law, then I'm not nessecarily tied to the government. I could after a few years with the State Department, work in the private sector like you suggested.
  15. hesdeadjim macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm studying Bio-Medical Engineering right now in College (3rd year). Hope to go to grad school or do a 5 year master's plan here.
  16. hesdeadjim macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Austin, TX
    It's really not too late if you wanted to try. You could always start out by just doing some programming for CGI stuff.
  17. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    i'm doing computer science. i h8 all my classes. hard for me to imagine that ppl think a degree actually means anything about competence.
  18. damax452 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2003
    I'm a senior in Mechanical Engineering at a US university. I dont like it very much. Oh well.
  19. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I like biology, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, & nursing. Found the classes challenging, but very interesting!
  20. Nuc macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003

    I go my BS in Nuclear Engineering, looking for a job right now but no luck..... Probably will be going back to get my MS.

    My favorite classes were nuclear materials, math, then fuel cycles. Something on that order.
  21. timbloom macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    3rd year freshman, currently open-option as my declared major! I RULE!

    Ha, well actually I dropped out of college for a while to work as an AppleCare tech.... Much more interesting than College Algebra, I can tell you that. But eventually got fed up with dealing with the same problems all the time.. I HATE iMacs now.

    Anyways, back to school for me, but reminding me every day why I left.
  22. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Now, I am working on AP Calculus 1, AP Chemistry, Honors Physics, and a few other courses I consider minor to my career.

    My favorites have been AP Calc and, surprisingly, the only course I had with a recently retired Science teacher, which was Biology.

    Almost anything with Math (at least 90 percent of its content) is enjoyable to me.
  23. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose

    Well currently my favorite class is English. Our class is very small 12 people including myself, and our teacher is very experianced and has a similar since of things are good for me :)
    Currently I am In all I.B. Class except my T.A period... O Common Shadowfax help out here man IBer's UNITE!!!
    Learn about I.B. Here
  24. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
    I took my LAST final this afternoon at 3:30. Yes, that's right.. today, cr2sh finished college. I can't tell you how good it feels, walking out there.. I wanted to scream, I'm so happy. Even now my mind hasn't quite realized.. I'm done. :) I can say it, but I don't believe it.
  25. Dignan macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2002
    Linguistics 80: Dialects of English

    Most fun you will have in 50 minutes

    Runner up: Religion 1513: History of Harvard

    For the snide remarks the teacher makes and the drawings on the board.

    Im a soph, and I still dont know my major. D'oh.

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