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Why do people choose (semi) useless majors in college?


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  • Added on: April 13th, 2011
MountaineerWV wrote:... no matter your degree, you have to take classes from different disciplines. Engineers have to take some liberal arts classes and well...liberal arts kids don't take engineering, but they do have to meet math requirements.... The schools need to create a balanced and difficult curriculum that exposes kids to many different disciplines. Yes, that means Calculus, chemistry, theology, physics, in depth history/political science classes, literature, etc.

No, no, no. If you WANT that sort of education, then you choose that sort of degree. In Australia, if you do a Bachelor of Engineering, then all your subjects will be engineering, maths, physics type subjects (except I believe most degrees would require a communication/writing subject in the first year). What is the point in an engineering student doing liberal arts subjects? They're there to learn how to be an engineer. In most universities in Australia, Arts students do not need to take maths subjects unless they choose to, either.


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