Useless education

Studying by notashamed

Studying by notashamed

I was thinking of all of the useless courses I had taken in my life and realized that I have studied lots of really useless subjects.  I am sad that I never got a chance to do real research work or was allowed to be creative or bold enough and come up with new ideas.  University was not challenging enough I guess.  I spent most of my lectures doodling or sitting way back reading other books or playing games.

  • The classification of species.  A friend of mine pointed this out, we both went on to study engineering so we were both wondering why we had to know about the animal kingdoms so much.
  • Economics at University.  I was excited to study Economics but it turned out all about depreciation of value of whatever you buy.  We never even got a chance to read about the theories of economics or the different philosophies.
  • So many math courses.  I am sure there was a reason for having to study more math courses than any of the other majors but I still don’t see the relevance of all the differentiation and integration rules to life.  Had I known that, I would not have taken O. Level, AS Level and A. Level Math in my IGCSEs.
  • Artificial Intelligence.  Another course which I was very excited to take but was bummed out by the way it was taught.
  • Cathodic Protection.  Seriously why would anyone need to learn how that works unless you are actually going to do it.  The funny thing was that I ended up working with someone on software for calculations of cathodic protection, but I could have figured it out on my own without having to waste a whole semester studying it.
  • Environmental Studies (AKA Bee2a).  I am just as passionate about the environment as the next person and think we really need to help preserve it and save it.  Again, the way it was taught was a complete waste of time.

Things I wish I had a chance to study

  • Art
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Creative Writing
  • Japanese
  • Arabic Literature
  • Arabic Calligraphy
  • Child Development

2 Comments

  • At 2008.11.09 10:54, inas said:

    nothing u learn is usless it always add in a way or another to ur personality

    • At 2008.11.10 08:06, jessyz said:

      @inas: remind me again, why was the classification of species important?