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#1 MLD Woody

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

Here is the list
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:33 PM


DAMN IT!!
#2???????

We're is a lot more useless than those fine arts assholes.
I'm going down to the studio with my cat.
WSS

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:48 PM


DAMN IT!!
#2???????

We're is a lot more useless than those fine arts assholes.
I'm going down to the studio with my cat.
WSS


I know, right?

I was rooting for you guys too
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#4 heckofajobbrownie

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

They squeaked me in at 13.

Sad to see journalism on there. Because it's dying.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

They squeaked me in at 13.

Sad to see journalism on there. Because it's dying.


Poli Sci? No wonder you know so little about politics compared to Cal
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

They squeaked me in at 13.

Sad to see journalism on there. Because it's dying.


I wouldn't say it's dying. It's changing, and slower to adapt to the age of the internet than most career paths.
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#7 heckofajobbrownie

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

Poli Sci? No wonder you know so little about politics compared to Cal


It was an "American government" major. Also an econ major. The recommended you do both. As one professor said at the outset, "Studying government is just studying economics done poorly." Ain't that the truth.

They also were proudly not "poli sci." They focused more on the actual workings of government than the academic exploration of it. Also did a bit of Japanese politics, which was really interesting when they were supposedly about to take over the world. Before they didn't. But when I was in college in the 90s everyone shit themselves about our coming Japanese overlords. It feels a lot like the China fervor today.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

I wouldn't say it's dying. It's changing, and slower to adapt to the age of the internet than most career paths.


Eh, I'd like to think so, but the model is almost unworkable, and they can't find one that does. It's getting pretty hard to send someone like Dana Priest off for 5-6 months to nail down a story on, say, the post-9/11 surveillance state. But that's what journalism often is.

Every paper is shrinking staff, closing bureaus, cutting local beat reporters. It's a real problem. We can catch politicians when they stick their dick somewhere they're not supposed to, but just about anything else is a lot easier to get away with.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

It was an "American government" major. Also an econ major. The recommended you do both. As one professor said at the outset, "Studying government is just studying economics done poorly." Ain't that the truth.

They also were proudly not "poli sci." They focused more on the actual workings of government than the academic exploration of it. Also did a bit of Japanese politics, which was really interesting when they were supposedly about to take over the world. Before they didn't. But when I was in college in the 90s everyone shit themselves about our coming Japanese overlords. It feels a lot like the China fervor today.


If I wasn't an engineering major I'd probably be an Econ Major and something else (that something would be some kind of math probably, maybe business)
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

Oh, you're much better off where you are. Especially now.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:19 AM

I'm 58 years old and the next day I work in Biology - my major - will be my first.

Biology is kind of useless - at least for me.

Vape? That's a completely different story.

One man's useless is another man's..........................
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:49 AM

The only reason people become Biology majors, to my knowledge, is to become doctors. The pre med track overlaps a lot with Bio. Plus bio is pretty easy so it will keep your GPA up for med school.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:18 AM

>>The only reason people become Biology majors, to my knowledge, is to become doctors. The pre med track overlaps a lot with Bio. Plus bio is pretty easy so it will keep your GPA up for med school.>>

And if you can't handle the Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology, Physics, etc., courses you can always fall back into something like Mechanical Engineering
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:47 AM


How do you spot the marketing major?
He is the guy in taco bell wearing a necktie.

P s I see no reason to have moved this thread.
I see topics here other than about barber shops.
Including college football and the browns.
WSS

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#15 Chicopee John

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:22 AM


How do you spot the marketing major?
He is the guy in taco bell wearing a necktie.

P s I see no reason to have moved this thread.
I see topics here other than about barber shops.
Including college football and the browns.
WSS



For the record, I don't know why or how it got moved. I don't even work here.
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#16 MLD Woody

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

>>The only reason people become Biology majors, to my knowledge, is to become doctors. The pre med track overlaps a lot with Bio. Plus bio is pretty easy so it will keep your GPA up for med school.>>

And if you can't handle the Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology, Physics, etc., courses you can always fall back into something like Mechanical Engineering


I understand what you are trying to get at, but that's not how it works...
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

>>I understand what you are trying to get at, but that's not how it works...>>

I was really not trying to get at anything. UNDER your skin, maybe, but in a pointless way.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

I understand what you are trying to get at, but that's not how it works...


I tend to think John is on to something here. Four-hour organic chem labs have a way of weeding out the less-than-serious.
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#19 MLD Woody

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:28 AM

I tend to think John is on to something here. Four-hour organic chem labs have a way of weeding out the less-than-serious.


They definitely do, no doubt. I would think that would get rid of the students that just think they will be doctors but have no drive for it.


But I will never see biology as a harder major than mechanical engineering. Yes, I am biased, and yes John that got under my skin, but I don't see how that is true in anyway.

Bio is not an easy major though, I'm not saying that. Being in the STEM family means it has to have some difficulty.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

Computer science?

Those degrees are pretty much junk by the time you get a 4 year degree.

The ability to program at length, an excellent manner, in structured form, is probably okay.

Whatever. I used to want to get a physician's assistant degree back in the day. But, then

I was talked out of it - they said it would never really catch on. But genetics, etc. was fun.
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