Thursday, October 2, 2008

Should college students have complete freedom to choose their own courses? Discuss.

No, I don't think that college students should have complete freedom to choose their own classes. I know that sounds weird, but if you think about it, we really shouldn't. I'm a perfect example as to why we shouldn't be allowed to do that. Since I'm a biology major, I have to take a lot of credits for just Sciences alone, but then I need my Math and my English classes too. If it were up to me, I probably wouldn't take all of my English courses and my two or three courses of Math. I would stick strictly to the science classes and that would be it. There's a good chance that if college students were given the complete freedom to choose our own classes, that a good percentage would not wind up taking the classes that we would need for our intended major. No one wants to have to take a class that they don't want, so even if they needed it, there's a good chance they wouldn't bother to sign up for it.

1 comment:

Professor Lauro said...

You make an interesting point.

BTW: I'm thinking of polling the class for essay ideas for the next one. See what you can come up with. ::grin::